Teresa Lightfoot, DVM - Avian Veterinary Medicine

Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, DABVP-Avian

Avian & Exotic Medicine
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Specialist, Board Certified in Avian Veterinary Medicine

On the Job:

Dr. Lightfoot joined BluePearl in 2002.  In addition to heading up the avian and exotics service, she is director of BluePearl Science, the division of BluePearl that coordinates clinical trials that study the potential effectiveness of new drugs, treatments and protocols intended to improve pet health. These clinical trials offer local veterinarians and their patients access to treatments that are not yet commercially available.

Since 1987, Dr. Lightfoot has been a consulting veterinarian for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary.  She has authored two exotic veterinary medicine text books and is well recognized for her contributions. Dr. Lightfoot has received a number of awards including the Western Veterinary Conference Continuing Educator of the Year in Avian & Exotics, Florida Veterinarian of the Year; Ted Lafeber Avian Practitioner Award; Dr. Walter M. Woolf Community Service Award and the Exotic Veterinarian of the Year Award.


Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners – Avian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri

Off Duty:

Dr. Lightfoot enjoys spending time with her yellow-naped Amazon named Cookie, who has been a member of her family for more than 30 years.