About

Jessica L. Grodio, DVM, PhD, DABVP (Avian)

My goal is to provide your pet with a thorough exam and consultation in a familiar and comfortable environment, without the typical time constraints of an in-hospital appointment.

Since completing a residency in avian medicine & surgery, I have worked exclusively with birds and other exotic pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, and many species of reptiles. Additionally, I have treated native wildlife species while at Cornell University’s Wildlife Health Center and in private practice, collaborating with wildlife rehabilitators and nature centers. I am board-certified in avian medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and currently practice at The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine in NYC.

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My own experiences as a bird owner inspired me to create AHVC. My cherished childhood friend Sunny, a beautiful cockatiel, became ill soon after I graduated from Cornell veterinary school, when she was about 23 years old. Her condition required monthly treatments; however, she was very stressed by handling and car rides. A vet colleague initially helped me with Sunny’s care at home since administering the treatments was a two-person job. We were able to keep her comfortable for a whole year and did not cause her undue stress since she only needed a few minutes of handling at home. This is an example of how home veterinary care can help keep our pets healthy while being sensitive to their comfort and stress levels.

Education:

  • ABVP Residency in Avian Medicine & Surgery, South Wilton Veterinary Group, Wilton, CT – completed 2013-2015
  • PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY. Dissertation: Mycoplasmosis in house finches
  • DVM, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY – Class of 2012
  • BS in Biological Sciences with a distinction in research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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