Meet Our Veterinary Staff
A Little About Dr. Joel Murphy
Advanced Training In Veterinary Care For Your Pet
The Highest Level of Expertise In Pet Bird Medicine
He is one of the first veterinarians in the world to become diplomat, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Certified in Avian Practice. This is the only advanced certification for exotic bird medicine and this level of expertise requires an extremely high level of training and testing.
In addition, Dr. Murphy founded the Murphy Exotic Bird Research Center, one of the largest nonprofit bird sanctuaries for the study of how to best care for your parrots. Dr. Murphy has been doing research in the Amazon rainforest for 15 years, studying habitat and natural diets of parots in the wild.
A Little About Our Staff
The Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor boasts one of the best staff in the Tampa Bay area. Friendly and professional, this group of men and women strive to make you and your pet’s experience at the Animal & Bird Medical Center as comfortable and helpful as possible.
Between them, they have over 60 years of experience in the veterinary field, and collectively they own 20 dogs, 29 cats, 6 birds, 9 snakes, countless fish and lizards, and one horse.
They understand your needs when it comes to your pet!
A Certified Veterinary Technician, Carole began her Veterinary Medicine career over 20 years ago.
Has been with the Animal & Bird Medical Center for over 18 years.
Tiffany has worked in the veterinary field since 2010 and has been with our Vet Practice for over 9 years.
Josie has been a part of our family since 2017.
Karee used to volunteer with ABMC and has now been a full-time family member for over 3 years.
Lauren has been with ABMC since 2019 and is currently enrolled in college.
Samm has been with ABMC since 2017.
Alexa has been with ABMC for over 1 year.
Tatiana has a passion for animals and has been a part of our family for over 7 years.
Nicole has worked for ABMC for over a year and is a fantastic artist.