VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Mammals Small and Exotic

Associate Editor

Laurie Gage

Laurie Gage

Board Certification

  • American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) Zoo Medicine, 2007


  • Internship in Equine Surgery, Equine Surgery
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 1979
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

Current Professional Activities

  • Field Specialist for Big Cats and Marine Mammals, USDA APHIS Animal Care, Center for Animal Welfare
  • Lecturer, U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • VIN Consultant

Past Professional Activities

  • Staff Veterinarian, Los Angeles Zoo
  • Associate Clinical Professor, U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinarian, Coyote Point Museum
  • Relief Veterinarian, Safari West, San Francisco Zoo, and The Marine Mammal Center
  • Chief Veterinarian, Six Flags Marine World
  • Consultant Veterinarian, Oregon Tiger Sanctuary
  • Director of Veterinary Services, Marine World Africa USA
  • Director of Veterinary Services, The Marine Mammal Center
  • Consultant Veterinarian, Safari World in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Consultant Veterinarian, Oregon Tiger Sanctuary
  • Consultant Veterinarian, Marine Animal Productions
  • Consultant to the Environmental Science Associates and the Duffey Company

Marital Status

  • Married


  • Ozzy, a 19 year old Dutch Warmblood Dressage horse
  • Rudy, the newest member of the family, a “Napa Fire Puppy” conceived during the Napa fire,  born Dec 23, 2017  Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd cross


  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Riding dressage
  • Writing song lyrics

Favorite Quote

"Common sense is uncommon"

What I Like Most About VIN

I like being able to help others, and to ask any question and get a great answer, and I like the community of veterinary professionals that VIN brings together.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .