Large and Exotic Animal Veterinary Panel

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Are you curious about a special field of veterinary medicine? Join us to hear from a panel of veterinarians who work with exotic and large animals.
  • Dr. Anna-Maria Ruoff works with exotic animals and has interests in reptile and amphibian medicine.
  • Dr. Anthony Pilny specializes in avian and exotic pet medicine.
  • Dr. Christine Brownlee works with small ruminants (sheep and goats) and also sees other large animals (dairy and beef cattle, pigs, horses, llamas, farm dogs).
About the panelists  
Dr Anna-Marie Rouff earned a DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in 2018. She then completed a one-year internship at Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital and stayed to complete a two-year residency ending this summer. Dr. Rouff plans to become board certified as a reptile specialist.​

Dr. Anthony A. Pilny graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internal medicine and surgery internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, and a residency in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners certified in Avian Practice. Dr. Pilny has lectured nationally and internationally about avian and exotic pet medicine and publishes scientific articles and book chapters on birds and other exotic species. He currently serves as national medical director of the House Rabbit Society and on the advisory boards of The Avian Welfare Coalition and One Earth Conservation. 

Dr. Christina Brownlee earned the DVM from Michigan State University but grew up in Arizona. She works predominately with small ruminants (sheep and goats) and enjoys many aspects of small ruminant medicine, including nutrition, reproduction, infectious diseases, herd health and client education. She is an active member of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. Dr. Brownlee sees other large animals, including dairy and beef cattle, pigs, horses, llamas and farm dogs. She is an active member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, is skilled in bovine artificial insemination and is a member of the American Embryo Transfer Association. 
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