Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service

6020 Rutland Dr #14
Carmichael, CA 95608



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.

Notice: Dr. Reavill will be presenting at ExoticsCon 2019.

Dr. Judy St. Leger is the pathologist on duty from September 27 to October 4.


Another mystery explored and solved!! Do you remember the movie  "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill""?

For years, Mickaboo Bird Rescue and various local avian veterinarians have been trying to figure out why some of these birds develop progressive and ultimately fatal neurologic disease. Here is one etiology identified and Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service is proud to have contributed to this important work.

Evidence of bromethalin toxicosis in feral San Francisco “Telegraph Hill” conures


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.

Dietary Conversion – Getting your Bird to Eat Right

By now you've most likely heard that a pelleted (formulated) diet should make up the majority (70-80%) of your pet bird's diet. Saying this is all good and well ...

Read more ...

Balancing your Parrot's Lifestyle

We can all relate to the importance of balance. A balanced diet, a balanced checkbook, and a balanced lifestyle are important to our well-being. Birds also need ...

Read more ...