Avian and Exotic Veterinary Care is Oregon's only specialty veterinary clinic for avian and exotic animals, and treat a wide range of animal species--including poultry! Their vet clinic also offers an in-house pharmacy stocked with avian and exotic pet specific medications and supplements.
Dr. Lisa Harrenstien is the owner of Avian and Exotic Veterinary Care, which she founded in April 2016. Dr. Harrenstien has 28 years of experience as a veterinarian, including employment in private small animal/exotics practice, university exotics practice, postdoctoral training in zoological pathology, consultant work related to avian and exotic species, and zoo practice. She was an associate veterinarian at the Oregon Zoo for 13 years, and is board-certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). The ACZM is a specialty organization related to the care of avian/exotic companion animals, as well as free-ranging wildlife and animals in zoological facilities. Dr. Harrenstien is the only veterinarian in Oregon to have achieved this specialist ranking. Dr. Harrenstien also belongs to numerous veterinary organizations, including the Portland Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is on the executive committee of the American College of Zoological Medicine, serving as the organization’s treasurer. Dr. Harrenstien also teaches the veterinary curriculum of the Biology and Management of Zoo Animals associate degree program at Portland Community College, and is a courtesy faculty member of Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.