Dr. Laurie Hess owns Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, New York. She is also a regular online and TV contributor as well as the author of the new book Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life and Love).
Hess is a past president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and is now their Social Media Chairperson.
One of our favorite exotic vet sits down to talk with us about her new book, the big pet-killing mystery she solved, and explain why it's awesome—and sometimes nerve-racking—for cat and dog vets to treat exotics. (Bonus tip: Oral penicillin kills rabbits, folks. Beware!)