Yvonne van Zeeland graduated with merit from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University in 2004. Having worked briefly in private practice, she returned to Utrecht in 2005 to complete an internship in companion animal medicine, residency in avian medicine and PhD on feather damaging behavior in grey parrots. Aside from her recognition as a European Specialist in Avian Medicine, Yvonne became de facto recognized in Small Mammal Medicine, and certified as a parrot behavior consultant. Yvonne is currently employed at the Division of Zoological Medicine in Utrecht, where she devotes her time to teaching, research and patient care of birds and small mammals. In addition, she is a frequent speaker at various national and international conferences and has published widely on avian and small mammal related topics.