Exotics Animal Club

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If you love ferrets, bats, parrots, or big cats — you belong with us!


PVM’s Exotic Animal Medicine Club strives to provide students with the knowledge, understanding, and experience to provide excellent veterinary care for our future exotic animal patients. Our club meets with specialists in zoo, wildlife, exotics, and aquatic medicine through a number of lectures, wet labs, and other activities.

Past Activities Include:

  • Angela Lennox: DVM, Diplomat ABVP (ECM, Avian), ECZM (Small Mammal), veterinarian and owner of Avian and Exotics Clinic of Indianapolis
  • Mary Duncan: Veterinary pathologist at the Saint Louis Zoo
  • Van Bonn: DVM, Shedd Aquarium
  • Cara Field: DVM, Medical Director at The Marine Mammal Center
  • Julia Becker: DVM, veterinarian and owner of Tippecanoe Animal Hospital, Board of Directors for Almost Home Humane Society, Purdue Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Jennifer Langan: DVM, Diplomate ACZM, ECZM, Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Senior Staff Veterinarian at Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo
  • Greg Levens: DVM, Cincinnati Zoo

Past Speakers Include:

  • Angela Lennox: DVM, Diplomat ABVP (ECM, Avian), ECZM (Small Mammal), veterinarian and owner of Avian and Exotics Clinic of Indianapolis
  • Mary Duncan: Veterinary pathologist at the Saint Louis Zoo
  • Bill Van Bonn: DVM, Shedd Aquarium
  • Cara Field: DVM, Medical Director at The Marine Mammal Center
  • Julia Becker: DVM, veterinarian and owner of Tippecanoe Animal Hospital, Board of Directors for Almost Home Humane Society, Purdue Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Jennifer Langan: DVM, Diplomate ACZM, ECZM, Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Senior Staff Veterinarian at Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo
  • Greg Levens: DVM, Cincinnati Zoo

Exotics Club Officers

  • President - Kelley Sharp '23
  • President-Elect - Elise Weiland ‘24
  • Symposium Coordinator: Hannah Smith '23
  • Symposium Coordinator-Elect - Keishla Marrero Acosta '24
  • Treasurer - Samantha Larkin ‘23
  • Treasurer-Elect - Maggie Pritchett '24
  • Secretary - Miriah Leibering '24
  • Fundraising Chair - Natalie Rivera '24
  • Faculty Advisor - Dr. Steve Thompson, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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