Job Description


Work full-time with Dr. Laurie Hess, ABVP (Avian Practice) and Dr. Amanda Dewey (ABVP avian residency-trained) at the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics ( – an all-bird and exotics-only AAHA-accredited practice in Westchester County, NY, in a beautiful/affluent suburb approximately 45 miles north of Manhattan.

Comprehensive medical and surgical care for birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, rodents, wildlife, and other pet exotic species using state-of-the-art equipment including digital radiography, CT, ultrasonography, in-house laboratory, laparoscopy, laser, and acupuncture/herbal medicine. Avian/exotic animal caseload approximately 4,000 cases/year. Opportunity to consult with other board-certified specialists in internal medicine, radiology, ophthalmology, oncology, cardiology, dermatology, and surgery.

Ideal candidate will have completed a 1-year general small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship or exotics/zoo-specialty internship (or have at least a year of practice experience with exotics), be enthusiastic and energetic, have good communication skills, and be licensed or license-eligible in New York.

Great opportunity to learn hands-on by seeing a variety of cases in a busy but supportive environment.  Candidate will be eligible to apply for board certification in avian or reptile medicine upon completion of the residency. Potential for the right candidate to stay on after residency as an associate.

Great benefits including generous compensation, paid healthcare, continuing education, association memberships, and vacation time. Access to extensive library of exotic animal books and literature.

Please submit inquiries and resume to Dr. Laurie Hess at, (914) 450-4281.

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