Zoological Companion Animal Service

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Referring Veterinarians

Referring a client to Foster Hospital is easy with veterinarian liaison support.

Zoological Companion Animal Medicine (ZCAM) provides:

  • Primary care and referral appointments Monday-Friday.
  • Emergency and critical care 7 days a week.
  • Board-certified specialists in zoological medicine with years of experience treating numerous exotic species, including birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, amphibians, fish and zoo animals.
  • A team of dedicated house officers and certified technicians.
  • Specifically-designed general wards for care of avian and exotic patients including avian incubators, oxygen cages, and specialty reptile hospital caging. 24/7 video and audio patient monitoring available in ZCAM ward.
  • Direct collaboration with specialists in anesthesia, surgery, radiology, critical care, internal medicine, ophthalmology and pathology to assist in providing in-depth case management for special species.

Services include endoscopy, dentistry, diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasonography, CT, MRI, fluoroscopy), blood-work testing, avian and exotic animal surgery and advanced diagnostics including infectious disease testing.

Faculty

Trinita Barboza, D.V.M., D.V.Sc., DACZM

Trinita Barboza, D.V.M., D.V.Sc., DACZM

Marjorie Bercier, DMV, DACZM

Marjorie Bercier, DMV, DACZM

Staff

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Lauren Gawel, D.V.M.

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Karla Olguin Rangel, D.V.M.

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Emily Schlake, D.V.M.

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