Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service

2825 KOVR Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95605



Welcome to Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service.

Established in 1984, Zoo / Exotic Pathology Service is an independent laboratory exclusively devoted to the needs of Zoological Parks, Aquariums, and Veterinarians in avian and exotic animal practice.



Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) Honorary Lifetime Membership


In recognition for years of dedication and service to the veterinary profession and to the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), Robert E. Schmidt and Patrick Redig have been awarded with Honorary Lifetime Memberships, this August 2016 at the Portland Exoticscon.


AAV honors members for their contributions with Service Awards and Lifetime Honorary Memberships. Lifetime honorary membership is awarded by the Board of Directors to individuals who have, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, participated in, served and contributed to avian medicine with the highest distinction. The term of Life Honorary Membership is for the life of the individual upon whom it is bestowed.


Previous honorees for Lifetime Honorary Memberships include, Robert Altman DVM (past president of AAV and contributor to avian surgical knowledge), Julian Baumel, PhD (avian anatomist), James Doyle, MD (vascular surgeon), Marge Petrak VMD (avian author), and Steven Hitchner, VMD (who discovered the strain of Newcastle and created a Newcastle vaccine). 



Histopathology for diagnosis of disease processes affecting mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

  Complete gross necropsy including histopathology

  Special Techniques

   Telephone Consultation


  Forensic Consultation

  Rapid Turn Around

Please browse our website to learn more about the pathology services we provide to veterinarians.

The Parrot's Tale

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Old MacDonald Had a Backyard

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