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Eric Klaphake, DVM, Diplomate ACZS and Diplomate ABVP (Avian)

Eric Klaphake, DVMBorn a Nebraskan, went to Ripon College (WI) for undergrad, graduated with a DVM from KSU in 1997. Worked in all-exotic animal practice for five years and volunteered at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Completed a three year residency at the University of Tennessee in Avian and Zoological Medicine and Surgery. Moved for one year in 2005 to Columbus, OH, with stints at an all-exotic animal practice, relief work at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and taught basic biology, human pathophysiology, reptile medicine, and beginning fish medicine. Diplomate of both the American College of Zoological Medicine and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian). President of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Organizing Committee Member for both the College of Pet Exotic Animal Veterinarians and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Certification in Reptilian & Amphibian Practice, Associate Editor for Review Articles in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery.

Currently resides in Bozeman, MT with his wife Jessi and son Xavier Ursus, works at a small animal/exotic veterinary practice, is the consulting veterinarian for ZooMontana, volunteers for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wolverine Abdominal Transponder Placement Project and for coelomic transponder placement in lesser scaup (ducks), and enjoys snowboarding, river rafting, hiking, and wildlife photography!