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Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

4,244 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. MD Stafford

Veterinarian

233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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Fiona Steel

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224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

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Dr. Bruce

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220 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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