Exotic Vet Care Hospital is located just outside of Charleston, South Carolina in the town of Mount Pleasant. The hospital was founded by Dr. Joe Biascoechea, a Board-Certified specialist in Avian Medicine. The hospital was specially designed to cater to the needs of their avian and exotic patients--everything from the lighting, temperature, flooring material, and air filter system. For their critically ill patients, the hospital also has intensive care units with can provide around-the-clock oxygen supplementation and nebulization therapy if needed.
Dr. Biascoechea graduated from Kansas State University and maintained a mobile veterinary practice for 7 years prior to founding Birds and Exotics Animal Care in July 2000. He is a staff veterinarian for The Center for Birds of Prey and provides consulting services for the South Carolina Aquarium. He attends continuing education seminars several times a year to keep up with the latest developments in avian and exotic medicine. He was certified by the ABVP as a Diplomate in Avian Practice in November of 2011 and is currently the only board-certified avian veterinarian in the state. He is also a Category II USDA-APHIS accredited veterinarian.
Katie Rainwater, MA, DVM
After a year-long small-animal internship with Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Rainwater joined our team in November of 2008. A graduate of the zoological track at UC Davis and a California native, she has a colorful history of globetrotting animal experience, including leading research groups studying black howler monkeys in Belize, working with ringtailed lemurs in Madagascar, and studying elephants in Namibia. She is a Category II USDA-APHIS accredited veterinarian. She attends continuing education seminars several times a year to keep up with the latest developments in avian and exotic medicine.