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Hi Anna,, hope you are still at the end of my computer. One
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Anna

Anna

Reptile Expert, Biologist

5,034 satisfied customers

Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

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35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.

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Over ten years experience with variety of reptiles, including pets and large collections

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ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian

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