Jeffrey R. Jenkins, D.V.M.

Dr. Jenkins,  a husband and father, is internationally recognized for his work in avian medicine and surgery, exotic and laboratory animal medicine and surgery.

He has lectured both nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals, texts and monographs.

Dr. Jenkins holds Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice, one of the first group of twenty veterinarians to achieve this honor.

Biography and C.V.

Jeffrey R. Jenkins, D.V.M.
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

Certified in Avian Practice

Dr. Jenkins is a husband and father. His wife, Lisa, is the Hospital Manager at the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital. His two children, Christopher and Victoria, share their parents love of animals.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Utah (’78), his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University (’83), completed a Preceptorship at the Denver Zoological Gardens (’82) and a “working residency” with Drs. Walter Rosskopf and Richard Woerpel at the Animal Medical Centre in Hawthorne, California (’83-’85). He opened the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital March 2, 1987.

Dr. Jenkins is recognized internationally for his work in avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects and his work published in peer reviewed journals, texts and monographs. Dr. Jenkins holds Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice and was one of the first group of twenty veterinarians to achieve this honor in 1993.

He has been actively involved with several veterinary organizations including the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) where he was President (’92-’93), Conference Chairman (’91-’92), and Education Chairman (’93-95). Dr. Jenkins was the Exotic Animal Program Chairman for the Eastern States Veterinary Association’s North American Veterinary Conference (‘93-’96), one of the worlds largest veterinary conferences. He was a charter member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV). He is active in the San Diego Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association where he sat on the House of Delegates (‘90-98) and currently acts as an Alternate Deligate. Dr. Jenkins is active in the National and San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Scientists (AALAS) where he was a Director and acted as the Program Chairman for the District 8 Annual Conference (’93) and a member of both the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) and the California Laboratory Animal Specialists (CLAMS). He is also a member of the American Association of Avian Pathologist (AAAP) where he sits on the Committee on Wildlife Diseases. Dr. Jenkins and his practice were instrumental in forming the San Diego Chapter of the House Rabbit Society and Ferrets Anonymous.

Dr. Jenkins acts as a Consultant and sits on the peer review panel or acts as a member of the Editorial Review Board for W. B. Saunders Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine, the Journal of the Association of Avian Veterinarians ,The Compendium for Continuing Education for Veterinarians and has acted as Guest Editor for W. B. Saunders Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine edition on Critical Care and W.B. Saunders Clinics of North America Exotic Animal Medicine edition on Nutrition and Husbandry of Birds and Exotic Animals.

Podcast: Dr. Jenkins on KPBS Radio, April 2010

CURRICULUM VITAE

March 22, 2000

Jeffrey R. Jenkins, DVM

Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners – Avian Medicine

Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital
2317 Hotel Circle South, Suite C
San Diego, California 92108-3310
619 260-1412 – Phone
619 260-1499 – Fax
800 DrXotic (800 379-6842) Consulting and literature services
JJenkins@DrExotic.com – E-Mail

EDUCATION and DEGREES

Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Certified in Avian Practice – November, 1993
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – May, 1983
Colorado State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Fort Collins, Colorado

Preceptorship, Zoological Medicine – October, 1982
Denver Zoological Society
Denver, Colorado

Bachelor of Science (Biology) – June, 1978
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

LICENSES and ACCREDITATIONS

State of California 1983 – present

State of Utah 1983 – present

State of Colorado 1983 – present (inactive)

USDA Accreditation (California) 1983 – present

WORK EXPERIENCE

Chief Officer / Veterinarian – March, 1987 – Present
Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital, Inc.
2317 Hotel Circle South, Suite C
San Diego, California

Practice limited to birds and exotic animals, consulting services for laboratory animal care facilities, pet shops and breeders of birds, reptiles and small mammals.

Avian-Exotic animal medicine consultant – 1986 – Present

Staff Clinician – November, 1986 – May, 1988
Emergency Animal Clinic of San Diego
2317 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, California

Veterinarian / Avian-Exotic animal emphasis – November, 1985 – February, 1987

Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital / Animal Clinic of North Park
10799 Tierrasanta Blvd / 2444 University Avenue
San Diego, California

Veterinarian / Avian-Exotic Animal Emphasis – June, 1983 – November, 1985
Animal Medical Centre of Lawndale / Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Orange County
4473 W. Rosecrans Avenue / 10661 Ellis Avenue, Suite A
Hawthorne, California / Fountain Valley, California

This was a “working residency” in Avian-Exotic Animal Medicine under Dr’s Walter Rosskopf and Richard Woerpel.

CONSULTING

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees and Laboratory Animal Medicine Consulting:

Metabasis Pharmaceuticals 1999- Present (subsidiary of Gensia)

Neurocrine Bioscience 1994-1999

LaJolla Cancer Research Foundation 1987 – 1997

Pharmacia Experimental Medicine 1987 – 1991 (end of business)

PharMingen 1987, 1990 – Present

WindSong Associates/Holbert Rabbitry 1988 – 1994 (end of business)

Gensia 1989 – 1999 (became Metabasis Pharmaceuticals)

AntiCancer Inc. 1991 – Present

Canji, Inc. 1992 – Present

Viagene, Inc 1993 – 1999 (Corporate buyout)

POSITIONS and ORGANIZATIONS

Community and professional positions

Emergency Animal Clinic Board of Directors

President 1994 – 1995

Director 1988 – 1998 (sold to VCA)

Wildlife Center Board of Directors

Director 1991 – 1996 (End of organization)

Association of Avian Veterinarians 1981 – present

Education Chairman, 1993 – 1996

Past President, 1993 – 1994

Infomatics Committee Chairman, 1993 – 1994

President, 1992 – 1993

Vice President, 1991 – 1992

Conference Chairman, 1991 – 1992

Secretary, 1990 – 1991

Ethics Committee Chairman, 1989 – 1991

Director, 1988 – 1990 (3 year position)

AAV IACUC Committee Chairman, 1989 – 1991

Speakers Bureau Chairman, 1986 – 1988

Eastern States Veterinary Association / The North American Veterinary Conference

Exotic Animal Program Chairman. 1990 – 1996

Small mammal Session Chairman. 1988 – 1991

California Veterinary Medical Association / San Diego Veterinary Medical Association 1983 – 1985, 1990 – present.

Delegate, House of Delegate 1993 – 1998

Alternate Delegate, House of Delegate 1990 – 1993, 1998 – present

San Diego Chapter, American Association of Laboratory Animal Scientists 1989 – present

Director 1992 – 1994

Program Chairman, District 8 Annual Conference – 1992

Member of the following additional professional organizations:

American Veterinary Medical Association 1980 – present

American Association of Avian Pathologists 1987 – present

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians 1985 – present

Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians 1991 – present (Charter member)

American Association of Laboratory Animal Scientists 1989 – present

American Association of Laboratory Practitioners 1989 – present

California Laboratory Animal Specialists 1990 – present

Member of the following lay organizations

American Federation of Aviculturists 1980 – present

American Federation of Herpitoculturists 1989 – present (Charter member)

American Tarantula Society 1993- present

Bat Conservation International 1989 – present

Chicago Herpetological Society 1990 – present

Ferrets Anonymous 1993- present (Charter member)

Hookbill Hobbyists 1887 – present

House Rabbit Society, National Chapter 1989 – present

House Rabbit Society Local Chapter 1992 – present (Charter member)

North County Bird Breeders 1989 – present

San Diego Bird Breeders 1987 – present

San Diego Canary Fanciers

San Diego Finch Club

San Diego Herpetological Society 1987 – present

San Diego Game Bird Breeders 1990 – present (Charter member)

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles 1994 – present

CONSULTING EDITOR / EDITORIAL COMMITTEES

The Compendium on Continuing Education for the Veterinarian

Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery (The Association of Avian Veterinarians)

Seminars in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine

Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine

Veterinary Information Network

Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Medicine

Veterinary Clinics of North America, Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine

OTHER RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Anatomy Technician – May, 1990 – September, 1980

Department of Anatomy, Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado

Cardiovascular Research Assistant – July, 1978 – Aug, 1979

Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

First Calf Sitter – July, 1977 – July, 1978

Division of Artificial Organs (Jarvic Heart)

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Coordinator/Volunteer – March, 1980 – May, 1983

CSU Raptor Rehabilitation Program

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Fort Collins, Colorado

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Subjects include avian medicine and surgery with an emphasis on avian emergency medicine, rabbit, rodent, ferret and other small mammal medicine and surgery with an emphasis on management, nutrition and surgery, reptile medicine and surgery with an emphasis on chelonians, saurians (lizards) especially chameleons and veranids, laboratory animal medicine, laboratory animal facility and pet shop management.

San Diego Veterinary Medical Association, Specialist Update, San Diego, CA, February, 2000*

American Veterinary Medical Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, July, 1999*

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1999*

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1998*

Jackson County Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference, Burmingham, Alabama, September, 1997*

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1997*

First CDFA Seminar on Ferret Medicine and Surgery, Sacramento, CA Feb., 1996*

Jackson County Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference, Burmingham, Alabama, September, 1996*

Midwest Exotic Pet Seminar, Chicago, IL, March, 1996*

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1996*

Association of Avian Veterinarians Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August, 1995*

First National Seminar on the Golden Conure (Aratinga guarouba), Reo de Janeiro, July, 1995

European Chapter of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Jerusalem, Israel, March, 1995*

Third International Symposia of Reptile Pathology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April, 1995*

Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, February, 1995

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1995*

Association of Avian Veterinarians Annual Conference, Reno, NV, September, 1994*

Joint Meeting of Arizona, California, Nevada Veterinary Medical Associations, San Diego, California, September, 1994

American Veterinary Medical Veterinary Association, 131st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, June, 1994*

Avian Medicine Short Course “Diploma”, Medicine and Management of Wildlife, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México DF, May, 1994.*

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Avian Surgical Symposia, Atlanta Georgia, April, 1994*

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1994*

Third Mid-Western Exotic Animal Conference, Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, October, 1993*

University of California, School on Veterinary Medicine, Sixth Annual Symposium on Clinical Advances in Veterinary Medicine, November, 1993.*

Association of Avian Veterinarians Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, September, 1993*

Syracuse Academy, Quarterly Continuing Education Series, Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery, October, 1993.

American Association of Laboratory Animal Scientist (AALAS), District 8 Annual Conference, San Diego, California, May, 1993.

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Regional Basic Avian Medicine Program, May, 1993.*

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Regional Basic Avian Medicine Program, March, 1993.*

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1993*

Western States Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 1993

American College of Veterinary Surgeons 20th Annual Surgical Forum and 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, Miami, Florida, November, 1992*

California Veterinary Medical Association / Nevada Veterinary Medical Association Joint Scientific Seminar and Exposition, San Diego, California, October, 1992*

San Diego Chapter, AALAS, Annual Continuing Medicine Conference, La Jolla, California, September, 1992.*

Association of Avian Veterinarians Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, September, 1992*

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Basic Avian Medicine Program, Los Angeles, California, March, 1992.*

Avian & Exotic Medicine Club, University of California, Davis, Annual Avian / Exotic Symposium, Davis California, February, 1992.*

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1992*

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, September, 1991.*

Southern California Veterinary Association, Exotic Animal Group, Beta-Cell Carcinoma in the ferret. August, 1991.

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Basic Avian Medicine Symposia, Atlanta Georgia, March 1991.*

The North American Veterinary Conference, Eastern States Veterinary Association, Orlando, Florida, January, 1991*

Third Annual Ferret-Rabbit-Small Mammal and Reptile Medicine Conference, Madison Wisconsin, October, 1990.*

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Annual Conference, Phonic, Arizona, September, 1990.*

Anaquest AErrane Symposium, Rancho Santa Fe, California, May, 1990.

Avian & Exotic Medicine Club, University of California, Davis, Annual Avian / Exotic Symposium, Davis California, February, 1990.*

Avian Research Fund, Annual Symposium, Concord, California, January, 1990.*

Eastern States Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Orlando, January, 1990.*

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, September, 1989.*

Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February, 1989.*

California Veterinary Medical Association, 100th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, October, 1988.*

Association of Avian Veterinarians, Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, September, 1988.*

Avian Research Fund, First Annual Avian Pediatrics Seminar, Butler, California, January, 1988.*

First International Conference on Zoological and Avian Medicine, Association of Avian Veterinarians / American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Oahu, Hawaii, September, 1987.*

Helen Woodward Animal Center, Continuing Education Series, The Septic Avian Patient. June, 1987

Emergency Animal Clinic Veterinary Technician Continuing Education Series, 1987, 1988, 1989.

Mesa College Animal Health Technician Program, Guest Lecturer, 1987 – Present.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS, MEDICAL TEXTS and PRODUCTIONS

Handbook of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Sections on Crop Stasis and American College of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, (In Press).

Veterinary Clinics of North America, Exotic Animal Medicine, Reproductive Surgical Sterilization in Small Mammals: Spay And Castration, Philadelphia, Saunders (In Press).

Veterinary Clinics of North America, Exotic Animal Medicine, Surgery of the female Avian Reproductive system, Philadelphia, Saunders (In Press)

Laboratory Medicine; Avian & Exotic Pets. A Fudge Ed. Rabbit and Ferret Liver and Gastrointestinal Testing and Ferret Metabolic Testing. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1999.

Veterinary Clinics of North America, Exotic Animal Medicine, Rabbit Nutrition and Nutrition Related Diseases, Philadelphia, Saunders 1999.

Veterinary Clinics of North America, Exotic Animal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Surgery in the Avian Patient, Philadelphia, Saunders 1999.

Insulinoma, In Ferret Magazine, Fancy Publications, In Press.

Chapters on “Emergency Medicine” and “Techniques in Avian Medicine” In Avian Medicine and Surgery. Altman R, Quesenberry K, Dorenstein G, eds, Philadelphia, Saunders 1996.

Chapters on “Techniques in Reptile Medicine” and “”Diseases of the feet” In Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Mader D ed. Philadelphia, Saunders 1996.

Chapters on “Gastrointestinal function and Diseases” In Fundamentals of Rabbit, Rodent and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery. Hillyer EV, Quesenberry K eds, Philadelphia, Saunders 1996.

Marketing the Avian and Exotic Specialty Practice In Seminars in Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine, 6(1), February 1996 (Jan-Feb, ‘95), Alan M Fudge Editor, WB Saunders, Orlando, FL.

Guest Editor, Emergency and Critical Care, Seminars in Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine, 3(4), October 1993, Alan M Fudge Editor, WB Saunders, Orlando, FL.

Avian Metabolic Chemistries, In: Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine, 3(1):25-32, January 1994. Edward L. Spenser Guest Editor, Alan M Fudge Editor, WB Saunders, Orlando, FL.

Postoperative Care of the Avian Patient, In: Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine, 2(2):97-102, April 1993. Michael J. Murray Guest Editor, Alan M Fudge Editor, WB Saunders, Orlando, FL.

The Professional Library Series: A Practitioners Guide to Rabbits and Ferrets, American Animal Hospital Association, 1993 ISBN 0-941451-34-8.

Techniques in Avian Medicine Part I, (Video Tape), Veterinary Learning Systems Co, Inc, March, 1993.

Techniques in Avian Medicine Part II, (Video Tape), Veterinary Learning Systems Co, Inc, March, 1993

Surgery of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, Suis scrofa. Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine 2(2):72-74. 1993.

Husbandry and common diseases of the Chinchilla, Chinchilla laniger. Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine, 2(1):15-17, 1992.

Coaptive device for repair of fractures in the Iguana, Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine, 1(4):154-155, 1992.

Husbandry and diseases of Old World Chameleons, Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine, 1(4):166-170, 1992.

Multiple concurrent neoplasia and metabolic diseases in the ferret: Selected cases. Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine, 1(3):118-120, 1992.

Client handout: The Green Iguana, Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine 1(3):138, 1992.

Skin disorders in the rabbit. Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine, 1(2):64-66, 1992.

Nutrition and nutrition-related diseases in the rabbit, Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine, 1(1):12-14, 1992.

Medical Management of Reptile Patients. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 13(6):980-988, 1991.