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Dr. April

Dr. April

Dr. April received her DVM degree, and completed an internship in Wildlife & Small Animal Medicine from the University of Florida and a Residency in Avian Medicine and Surgery from North Carolina State University. She is an ABVP Board certified Avian Specialist and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally. She has published 17 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 77 scientific convention papers, and 14 chapters in veterinary and avian texts. She is a member of several professional associations including AAV, ABVP, AVMA and the FVMA. She serves on FVMA’s Veterinary Technician Certification Committee and hopes to one day establish an AVMA accredited CVT Program in our area.

Dr. April has worked extensively with rare and endangered species in private avian & exotic practices, zoos, universities and research centers for over twenty years.

In 2001 she co-founded The Animal Health Clinic in Jupiter Florida with Scott G. Martin, DVM, MS. Her role at the Animal Health Clinic has been as the Avian Specialist and the practice manager and co-owner.

In 2011 Dr. April founded The Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City Florida. The clinic features avian and exotic medicine and surgery, endoscopy, biopsies, surgical sexing, grooming, boarding, and diet and husbandry information.

Dr. April sees avian & exotic patients at The Animal Health Clinic in Jupiter, early mornings and late evenings Monday thru Friday and on Saturdays. Dr. April is available after 10:00 AM and until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday at the Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City.

Dr. April continues to be available for Bird & Exotic Emergencies 24/7/365 on her cell phone 561-723-0025.

Dr. April looks forward to seeing you and your fabulous pets.





I'm a certified veterinary technician who loves working with domestics and exotics. I grew up on a horse farm in Jupiter. I've been caring for animals since childhood. I've worked at AECPC since it's inception as head technician and for AHC as a receptionist/technician's assistant for two years. I love all animals, I just can't pick a favorite. My hobbies are horseback riding, paddle board yoga and interior design. My dream is to create a rescue for retired show horses to live out their days with love and comfort.



Hi!  Since June of 2012, I have been helping Dr. April with the accounting at Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City.  It is my first experience working in the veterinary field, and I am loving every minute of it.  It is such a joy to interact with the birds and exotic animals that come in for the specialized treatment Dr. April provides.  Over the years, I have enjoyed providing a home for a few little creatures… my son was always bringing home snakes, rabbits, squirrels, lizards, and fish to join the bird and dogs that were already a part of the family!  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking in a movie, reading a good book, or relaxing on the beach.



I started working at AEC for volunteer hours for the vet tech assistant program for South Fork High School, after completing my hours I was offered to stay on as an employee. This was a wonderful opportunity to further my learning in the veterinary field. I love all animals and really enjoy working with birds and exotics. I'd say my favorite animals are wolves and horses. I hope to continue learning and become a farm veterinarian one day. "



I've had the pleasure to work with Dr. April on and off for years. I've known her since I was 9 years old. I've always had a passion for animal care, especially since growing up on a bird farm. I've been an animal care professional for many years, ranging from caring for horses, dogs, cats, birds and exotics. I love being outdoors, the beach, hikes or riding. My favorite animals are horses. It's such a joy to care for all your beautiful pets.