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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.

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

The Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm city features avian and exotic medicine and surgery, endoscopy, biopsies, surgical sexing, grooming, boarding, and diet and husbandry information.

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. 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.


My name is Kelly. I’m currently a student at the University of Florida and work at the Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City during my breaks. I want to become a veterinarian one day and own my own clinic. I used to be a furry animal kind of person, but since I started working here, I have fallen in love with birds, reptiles and all the furry animals we help. Everyday is an adventure here and I can not wait to see you and your feathery / scaly / furry friend(s).


I have over 17 years experience raising parrots and other exotics, in addition to having two parrots of my own. I have also had over 150 tarantulas and have raised many snakes, and other reptiles on my own over the years. I have kept and maintained fresh and saltwater aquariums, specializing in planted and reef tanks for many years. Additionally, I have published an article internationally on the raising of Polistes wasps in captivity.