Brian received his DVM degree from the University of California at Davis in 1983, has been a diplomate of ECZM since 1999, and ABVP since 1996. He is past-president of the AAV (1999-2000), the recipent of the Lafeber Award (2003), Speaker of the Year award at the North American Veterinary Conference (2006), and AAV President’s award (2007). 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 director of the Medical Center for Birds. Brian is co-author of The Large Macaws (1995), Birds for Dummies (1999), and is primary Editor for Current Veterinary Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery, with anticipated publication in 2015. Brian is in private practice, focusing exclusively on avian species, in Northern California.