Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, DABVP-Avian (Consulting)

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

On the Job:

In addition to being director of BluePearl Science, the division of BluePearl that coordinates clinical studies of the effectiveness of new drugs, treatments and protocols intended to improve pet health, Dr. Lightfoot consults with our avian and exotic animal medicine service.

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.

Selected Publications:

Lightfoot, T. (2011). Ferret Surgery chapter.  In Ferrets, Rabbit and Rodents, 3rd edition.