Brian has been steeped in feathered things for a “few” years. He received his DVM degree from the University of California at Davis in 1983, has been a diplomate of AABVP since 1996 and ECZM since 1999. He is past-president of the AAV (1999-2000). Brian is in an exclusively avian private practice in Northern California. He currently serves as a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network, ECZM Scientific Committee chair, Editor for the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, and is the director of the Medical Center for Birds. Over his career, Brian has been the recipient of the recipient of the Lafeber Award (2003), Speaker of the Year award at the North American Veterinary Conference (2006), AAV President’s award (2007), and WVC Continuing Educator of the Year (2016). Brian is co-author of The Large Macaws (1995), co-author of Birds for Dummies (1999), and Editor for Current Veterinary Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery (2015).