Island Exotic Veterinary Care, located in Huntington Station, NY, is a unique animal hospital devoted to the care of pet birds (including chickens and ducks), small mammals (like ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs) and reptiles.
Dr. Heidi Hoefer has been treating birds and exotic pets only for over 30 years. She is a 1987 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York in 1987 and continued there in a two year residency program in avian and exotic pets. From 1990-1998, Dr. Hoefer maintained a staff appointment in the avian and exotic pet department at the AMC, and she has been board-certified in avian practice since 1993. Dr. Hoefer is now the head of exotic veterinary care at Island Exotic Veterinary Care in Huntington Station, New York where her clinical practice is limited to birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, rodents and other small companion mammals. She is also adjunct professor of Special Species at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she is inspiring the next generation of exotic veterinarians. She has made many literary contributions and lectures nationally and internationally to veterinarians seeking advanced education on avian and exotic pet topics.