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Dr. Anneliese Strunk joins us from Texas. She brings with her 13 years of practice experience focused solely on avian and exotic pets. Dr. Strunk was born and raised in Houston, Texas.
In high school, she developed her interest in avian and exotic animals through a volunteer program at the Houston Zoo. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She spent her first year out of school as an associate at Research Boulevard Pet and Bird Hospital seeing small animal and exotic cases. Seeking advanced knowledge in avian and exotic Animal medicine, Dr. Strunk went on to complete an internship in Exotic Animal, Wildlife and Zoo Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2002, followed by a three-year residency in the Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Service at the University of California at Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2005.
After completing her residency, Dr. Strunk moved across the country to help start the Avian and Exotics Department at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. She saw primary care and referral avian and exotics cases as both an associate and department head until moving back home to Texas in August 2009. She spent 5 years in Austin at Research Boulevard Pet and Bird Hospital as an associate and Medical Director for Exotics. In 2010, she achieved board certification in Avian Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). Dr. Strunk is the author and co-author of a number of articles in both professional journals and national conference proceedings. She is on the board of directors for the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV). Dr. Strunk has a strong research background, covering a variety of topics including avian clinical pathology and reptile ophthalmology. She has presented her research and clinical case reports at national meetings of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and the ARAV. She enjoys giving presentations to referring veterinarians, clients, schools, as well as area pet clubs. Dr. Strunk has a special interest in surgery, endoscopic techniques, small mammal dentistry, ophthalmology, and teaching.
In her free time, Dr. Strunk enjoys making fused glass art and jewelry, silversmithing, and cloisonné. She shares her home with a variety of birds, reptiles, cats and a super cute dachshund cross (not to mention her dedicated, pet-loving husband, Shu).