VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Aquatic Animal Medicine

Associate Editor

Drury Reavill

In fond memory:
The VIN Community will miss the contributions of Drury Reavill.
Drury Reavill

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Avian Practice, 2013
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Reptile and Amphibian, 2013
  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) Anatomic Pathology, 2000


  • Residency in Anatomic Pathology, 1997
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, 1980

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner, Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service, Serving Exotic Animal Practitioners since 1998
  • Partner with Exotic Species Cancer Research Alliance,
  • Co-investigator: Western Pond Turtle Health Team, Washington,
  • Co-Investigator; Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • Current Research Projects and Professional Contributions (books, book chapters, journal articles, and proceedings) listed on ResearchGate

Past Professional Activities

  • President of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV); 2017
  • Conference Chair AAFV 2017
  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) Research Committee chair, 2010–2017
  • ABVP Reptile and Amphibian Chair Examination Committee, 2014–2017
  • ABVP Reptile and Amphibian Organizing Committee, 2006–2011
  • Wild West Veterinary Conference Scientific Organizing Committee, 2003–2011
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Examination Committee,1994–2004
  • Clinical Practice, Avian Medical Center of Sacramento
  • Clinical Consultant (Exotic Animal Medicine), CalAvian Lab, CVD lab, and IDEXX

Marital Status

  • Married to the Wonderful John Robertson (Veterinary Surgeon)

Surrogate Children

  • Billions of Budgerigars, two feisty Amazon parrots, a couple of lap kitties, John's little Bell dog, and Pearl (the perfect standard poodle).


  • Travel
  • Computer gaming (World of Warcraft, guild leader)
  • Classical Piano (recital performances annually)
  • Supporting the arts in Sacramento (Camellia Symphony and The B Street Theater)

Favorite Quote

"Practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty."

What I Like Most About VIN

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