Our primary mission is to stimulate discussion with veterinary professionals and the public about birds, including:
Advances in avian medicine
Pet bird care
We keep AAV members updated on current bird information, to:
Help them with their own hospital social media
Communicate what is happening with AAV
Help them get the most out of their membership
We also hope to inform prospective members about the association, to help grow our membership.
What does the Social Media Committee have in store this year?
Continue our recently launched #AAVEnrichmentTip Tuesday and #FeatheredFactFriday posts on AAV's public Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@aavonline) social media platforms.
Continuing to include content regularly on our social media sites from AAV’s other committees to keep the membership and the public up-to-date with all that these committees are doing. Encourage our membership to follow AAV's public social media sites and share our posts to their clinic pages to further engage our audience and educate bird owners.
Share one veterinary video tip quarterly with the membership. Would you be interested in sharing a video tip? We'd love to hear from you – contact us today!
Would You Like to Help?
We can always use more help on this committee. If you are active on social media, this is a great way to get more involved in AAV. We hope you'll join us!
Dr. Laurie Hess is a board-certified avian specialist and owner of Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, New York. Dr. Hess received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and interned at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Hess then progressed through a residency in avian and exotic animal medicine and went on to become head of the avian and exotic pet service. Dr. Hess is a frequent speaker at both national and international veterinary educational conferences, and she has contributed to many veterinary texts and scientific literature related to exotic animal medicine. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery and she served as the 2009-2010 President of AAV.
Amber Lee, BVSc, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Dr. Amber Lee graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2010. After graduation, she moved to Indianapolis to undertake a small animal rotating internship at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in 2012. She then completed an ABVP Residency in Avian Practice at the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis in 2015. Since then, she has been practicing in Massachusetts at VCA animal hospitals. After several years in the United States, Dr Lee is excited to make the move back home and re-enter private practice in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Lee has a strong commitment to the education of the general public and the veterinary community about avian medicine which lead to the launch of her personal social media and website pages.
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