AAV Education Committee

The AAV Education Committee has a lot of exciting things going on right now! Our committee chairs sit on the Conference Committee and help plan the annual conference. Our members are also responsible for the educational content on the AAV website and education portal. We recently completed a Backyard Poultry Medicine “Golden Egg” and are developing content for new Golden Eggs, adding more lectures to the education portal, and putting up more client education handouts for our members to use in their practices.

Our committee currently consists of our 2 chairs and 5 active Education Committee members but we would love to get more of our AAV members involved. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to your community—and it does not have to be a big time commitment. If you have an amazing client education handout you’d like to share or want to make a video (a smart phone works great!) on how to do a place a microchip (or any other topic) then let us know! And if you haven't checked out all the cool materials available to you on the education portal and the AAV website, we encourage you to take a look today!

If you are interested in participating on this committee, please contact us We would love to hear from you!



Committee Co-chairs:


Geoff Olsen, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
The Medical Center For Birds, Oakley, CA


Anna Osofsky, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Carrollton West Pet Hospital, Carrollton, TX

Committee Members:

Michele Goodman, VMD
Webbed Foot Wildlife, Ambler, PA

Vickie Joseph, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
The Bird & Pet Clinic of Roseville, Roseville, CA

Stephanie Lamb, DVM
Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital, Mesa, AZ

Jaime Samour, MVZ (Hons), PhD, Diplomate ECZM (Avian), European Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Avian)
Wrsan Wildlife Division, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Hilary Stern, DVM
Animal Hospital of Soquel, Santa Cruz, California

Bianca Zaffarano, 
Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa

Graham Zoller, Dr Med Vet, IPSAV (Zoological Medicine)
Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Frégis, Arcueil, France

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