Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital, located in San Diego, California, is a primary care and referral veterinary practice limited to birds and “exotic” animals. The practice is world renown for the innovative and quality care it offers its clients and their animals.
The hospital office hours are Mon-Thu 8-7, Fri 9-5, and Sat 9-2. They are closed Sundays and holidays.
I am originally from Pennsylvania and call Pittsburgh my hometown. I have really enjoyed San Diego as my new stomping grounds! I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a BA in Middle East Studies in 2001. I then went on to receive my VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After completing a 1 year small animal internship at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia I joined the staff of the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in July of 2010. From the Age of 10, when I got my first cockatiel, Pewe, I was hooked on exotic animals and their care. During my undergraduate summers I worked for a veterinarian who treated exotic animals and as an intnern in the veterinary department of the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. I also worked for the Altizer Lab of Emory University studying mycoplasma conjunctivitis in house finches and Yerkes Primate Research Center studying strabismus in rhesus monkeys during the school year.
Dr. Jenkins, a husband and father, is internationally recognized for his work in avian medicine and surgery, exotic and laboratory animal medicine and surgery. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals, texts and monographs. Dr. Jenkins holds Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice, one of the first group of twenty veterinarians to achieve this honor.