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Oregon State UniversityWildlife Rehabilitation Conference 2014
LaSells Stewart Center/ OSU Conference Center, Corvallis, Oregon
April 5th, 2014

Special guest speakers


Kelly Flaminio, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital

Dr. Kelly Flaminio received her DVM from Western University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. While in veterinary school, Dr. Kelly volunteered at the Los Angeles Zoo veterinary hospital and worked to rehabilitate injured waterfowl and shorebirds at the International Bird Research and Rescue Center in San Pedro, CA. Dr. Kelly was awarded Western University’s Avian Medicine Award and Scholarship in 2008. She completed externships at multiple zoos to gain additional training in avian and exotic animal medicine.  She completed a one year internship in small animal emergency and critical care at Dove Lewis Animal Emergency Hospital in Portland, OR, followed by an additional internship in avian and wildlife medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, VA.  Dr. Kelly currently practices at VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital. She especially enjoys working with birds and exotic pets as well as providing care for wildlife in local rehabilitation centers. On her days off from VCA EMPAH, she works as a relief veterinarian at the Oregon Zoo.


Bethany Groves, DVM
Wildlife Veterinarian
PAWS Wildlife Center

Dr. Groves received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Washington State University and went on to graduate from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She completed externships at the Bronx Zoo and Disney's Animal Kingdom during her final year of veterinary school, while pursuing her special interest in exotic animal medicine. Dr. Groves spent three years practicing in a small animal clinic just outside of Portland, Oregon and provided weekly veterinary care to injured wildlife at the Portland Audubon Society's Wildlife Care Center for two years. She has  also worked at Redmond-Kirkland & Redmond-Fall City Animal Hospitals before becoming a staff veterinarian at PAWS Wildlife Center.


Rebecca Duerr, DVM MPVM PhD
Staff Veterinarian
International Bird Rescue
Rebecca’s journey to becoming a wild bird veterinarian began with volunteering at The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) in Sausalito in 1988 and WildCare in San Rafael, CA in the mid 1990’s while working as jeweler. She then took an opportunity to move to Los Angeles and work making science fiction movie and TV hand props. Missing working with animals, she returned to school for her BS in Marine Biology and spent time working at the Wildlife Care Center at Wildlife Recue Inc. in Palo Alto. She later returned to work at TMMC, during which time she became involved in wildlife medicine publishing, writing and editing parts of Marine Mammal Medicine, Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals, Hand-Rearing Birds, and The Merck Veterinary Manual. Last year, she completed her PhD, which focused on the rehabilitation of seabirds in California, specifically body condition assessment and nutritional needs. She currently works as the staff veterinarian at International Bird Rescue, where she rehabilitates a wide variety of bird species with a range of injuries and diseases.




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