Avian and Exotic Service
The Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, through the Auburn University Veterinary Clinic, offers an Exotic Service. Veterinary clinicians and senior-level veterinary students, in conjunction with specialty services throughout the hospital, offer wellness care, diagnostics, medical/surgical treatments, and emergency care for companion exotic animals.
Our faculty clinician, Seth Oster, DVM has expertise and experience in exotic animal medicine and is a member of several professional organizations including: Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians.
Marcia Gannon provides nursing care for the exotics service. She has been with the service since its inception. Marcia’s background includes medicine in primarily sea turtle and marine mammals, exotics, and raptors. Marcia is a member of The Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.
Jessica Eisenbarth, DVM is the Zoo/Exotic Medicine Specialty Intern.
Jessica Eisenbarth received her DVM from Kansas State University in 2018. Upon graduation, she completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Tufts University. She is a member of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.
Types of Patients Accepted
Birds: Non-Venomous Reptiles:
Permitted Raptors Lizards
Gerbils Sugar Gliders
Please call our front desk staff, at 334-844-9966, to ask about other pet and permitted wildlife species we may see.
The Exotic Service sees appointments Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Please call our front desk staff at 334-844-9966 to schedule an appointment for your pet. If your pet has previously been seen by another veterinarian, please have these records emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.