Oklahoma State University’s Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital is open to the public to serve your animal healthcare needs. Whether it is your beloved family pet or the livestock you rely on for your family income, the veterinarians at OSU are available for routine and referral appointments. The Avian, Exotics and Zoo Medicine (AEZ) Service treats a variety of extraordinary animals from privately owned exotic pets to zoo animals to free-ranging wildlife. OSU offers the latest in veterinary medical care to nontraditional animals such as birds, reptiles, and small mammals. The AEZ team has access to modern veterinary medicine technology including CT scanners, and an MRI. The interdisciplinary style at the Veterinary Medical Hospital allows the AEZ team access to many board certified specialists in fields such as surgery, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, radiology and more.
Dr. João Brandão, Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine at the Oklahoma State University earned his veterinary degree from the University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Dourvo in Vila Real, Portugal. He completed exotic animal medicine and zoological medicine internships at the Great Western Referrals (Swindon, UK), Tufts University (North Grafton, MA), and the University of Georgia (Athens, GA). Brandão completed a three year zoological medicine residency and Master of Science degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Louisiana State University. He became a diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Avian) in 2018.
Nicola Di Girolamo, DVM MSc (EBHC), GP Cert (ExAP), Ph
Dr. Di Girolamo is an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. Originally from Rome, Italy, he earned his DMV (DVM equivalent) and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Bologna in Italy. Di Girolamo is also a diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Herpetology). His research interests range from diagnostic techniques in exotics to the application of evidence-based practice and meta-research in veterinary medicine. Dr. Di Girolamo comes to OSU from the Tai Wai Small Animal and Exotic Hospital located in Sha Tin, Hong Kong.