Who We Are...
Drury R. Reavill, DVM
Diplomate ABVP, certified in Avian Practice, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Dr. Drury Reavill joined Dr. Schmidt and the Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service in 1997. With over 19 years of experience in avian and exotic clinical practice, laboratory diagnostics and pathology, Drury is skilled in the medicine and surgery of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and a wide variety of exotic mammals.
Drury graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 then took an associate position at the Avian Medical Center of Sacramento where she practiced for more than 8 years. During this time Drury also did relief work for other exclusively exotic animal practices and provided clinical consultation and laboratory services to practitioners through California Avian Laboratory (a national service exclusively devoted to avian and exotic animals) as well as through California Veterinary Diagnostic Labs of West Sacramento.
Starting in 1995 Drury began her pathology training under Dr. Schmidt’s guidance. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology (including instruction in zoo pathology and course work at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) and gained board certification from American College of Veterinary Pathology (ACVP) in 2000. Drury is also a charter Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, obtaining avian specialty status in 1993 and re-certifying in 2003.
Drury has authored or co-authored over 30 papers, 10 book chapters, one book and a CD, each covering a wide range of exotic animal disease conditions. She is a popular presenter on-line through VIN and at veterinary conferences, veterinary schools, and meetings in the United States and around the world.
Robert E Schmidt, DVM
PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Dr. Robert Schmidt received his DVM from the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis in 1962. His training includes a M.S. in anatomic pathology from Michigan State University, a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and completion of a residency in pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
Dr. Schmidt's experiences of 35 years in experimental and diagnostic pathology include early investigations into the efficacy of air bags as safety devices and determining the effects of environmental hazards on the human eye. The latter included early investigations of hazards to orbiting astronauts encountering non-ionizing radiation. Dr Schmidt has supervised 8 veterinarians, including Dr. Reavill, during their pathology training. He has extensive knowledge of, and experience with, diseases of nonhuman primates, non-domestic mammals, birds, reptiles,
amphibians, and fish. He has consulted with commercial and academic laboratories, over 20 zoos, and 800+ clinical veterinary practices.
Dr. Schmidt has authored or co-authored over 100 papers, 15 book chapters, one CD, and 3 books, including an extensive atlas of zoo animal pathology and one of avian pathology. In 2003, he received the AAV Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the few recipients of this great honor. He remains a frequent and popular speaker on avian and exotic medicine at the state, national, and international levels.