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Dr. Gary Riggs L.

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Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

HQ Phone: (330) 666-2976

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

1053 South Cleveland Massillon Road

Akron, Ohio 44321

United States

Company Description

Since 1968, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital also has provided trusted emergency care for pets throughout the Akron area. Our team can care for sudden illnesses and respond effectively to traumas. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Customer Service
Marshfield Labs

Director of Veterinary Services and Field Conservation
American Zoo and Aquarium Association

Veterinarian
Bird & Exotic Specialty Hospital

Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Akron

Exotic Specialist
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Exotic Animal Specialist
Marshfield Medical Research Foundation

Affiliations

Board Member
Barberton Veterinary Clinic Inc

Founding Member
Wild4Ever

Board Member
Friends

Board Member
HAPPY TRAILS FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY INC

Founder
Bird & Exotic Specialty Hospital

Education



Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

DVM

Web References (73 Total References)


Dr. Gary ...

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Dr. Gary Riggs

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Dr. Riggs is Board Certified in Avian Practice and one of the first 20 veterinarians to become board certified in the specialty's charter class. He has over 25 years experience caring for a wide variety of zoo, exotic, avian, and wildlife species. Dr. Riggs has been associated with the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital since 1981. He is the owner of the Barberton Veterinary Clinic and started the Norton based Bird and Exotic Specialty Hospital in 1993.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Riggs has been the Director of Veterinary Services and Field Conservation at the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) accredited Akron Zoological Park for over 20 years. Within the AZA, Dr. Riggs is vice-Chair of the Animal Health Committee, Chairman of the Veterinary Advisory Group, Veterinary Advisor for the waterfowl Taxon Advisory Group, and the Veterinary Advisor for Species Survival Plans for the white wing wood duck and brown kiwi. Dr. Riggs lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of avian and exotic topics and is veterinary advisor for The University of Akron, Venezuelan Waterfowl Foundation (founding member), International Wild Waterfowl Association, Marshfield Labs (avian/exotic division), Ohio Division of Wildlife, Sylvan Heights Conservation Center, Medina Raptor Center, and the Hiram College Conservation Center.
Publications Dr. Riggs' chapter on Avian Mycobacterial Disease will be included in the upcoming Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy by Fowler and Miller
Dr. Riggs is also a founding member of Wild4Ever (www.wild4ever.com) a 501(C)(3) non-profit local and worldwide wildlife conservation foundation. Dr. Riggs' areas of research include diagnosis and prevention of avian tuberculosis in white wing wood ducks, and field research on conservation and environmental impact involving Venezuelan and Cambodian waterfowl. Dr. Riggs is also on the Board of Directors for PEAC (parrot education and adoption centers).


Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

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By Gary Riggs DVM, ABVP: Avian


Exotic Pet Vets

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Gary Riggs DVM, ABVP: Avian Dr. Riggs is Board Certified in Avian Practice and one of the first 20 veterinarians to become board certified in the specialty's charter class. He has over 25 years experience caring for a wide variety of dog, cat, zoo, exotic, avian, and wildlife species. Dr. Riggs has been associated with the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital since 1981, and is a member of the Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group. He is the owner of the Barberton Veterinary Clinic and started the Norton based Bird and Exotic Specialty Hospital in 1993.

Dr. Riggs also operates the Animal Clinic: Wadsworth and NorthCoast Bird & Exotic Specialties, an avian/exotic animal referral and emergency clinic located in the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. In addition to private practice, Dr. Riggs served as a zoo consulting veterinarian for over 20 years. Within the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Dr. Riggs served as the Veterinary Advisor for the white winged wood duck Species Survival Plan and was chairman of the Veterinary Advisory Group. Dr. Riggs serves on the Association of Avian Veterinarians Conservation committee and is the association state liaison for Ohio. Dr. Riggs is a member of the board of directors of both Friends of Metro Parks and PEAC (parrot education and adoption centers) of Akron/Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Riggs' area of research includes diagnosis and prevention of avian tuberculosis. Dr. Riggs lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of avian and exotic topics and is veterinary advisor for The University of Akron, Metro Parks Serving Summit County, Stark Parks, Medina Raptor Center, and Noah's Lost Ark: exotic animal sanctuary.
Dr. Riggs is a founding member of Wild4Ever (www.wild4ever.com) a 501(C)(3) non-profit local and worldwide wildlife conservation foundation.


Gary Riggs DVM, ABVP: ...

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Gary Riggs DVM, ABVP: Avian Dr. Riggs is Board Certified in Avian Practice and one of the first 20 veterinarians to become board certified in the specialty's charter class. He has over 25 years experience caring for a wide variety of dog, cat, zoo, exotic, avian, and wildlife species. Dr. Riggs has been associated with the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital since 1981, and is a member of the Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group. He is the owner of the Barberton Veterinary Clinic and started the Norton based Bird and Exotic Specialty Hospital in 1993.

Dr. Riggs also operates the Animal Clinic: Wadsworth and NorthCoast Bird & Exotic Specialties, an avian/exotic animal referral and emergency clinic located in the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. In addition to private practice, Dr. Riggs served as a zoo consulting veterinarian for over 20 years. Within the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Dr. Riggs served as the Veterinary Advisor for the white winged wood duck Species Survival Plan and was chairman of the Veterinary Advisory Group. Dr. Riggs serves on the Association of Avian Veterinarians Conservation committee and is the association state liaison for Ohio. Dr. Riggs is a member of the board of directors of both Friends of Metro Parks and PEAC (parrot education and adoption centers) of Akron/Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Riggs' area of research includes diagnosis and prevention of avian tuberculosis. Dr. Riggs lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of avian and exotic topics and is veterinary advisor for The University of Akron, Metro Parks Serving Summit County, Stark Parks, Medina Raptor Center, and Noah's Lost Ark: exotic animal sanctuary.
Dr. Riggs is a founding member of Wild4Ever (www.wild4ever.com) a 501(C)(3) non-profit local and worldwide wildlife conservation foundation.


Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

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Our staff consists of Gary Riggs DVM, ABVP: Avian, along with our 5 member specially trained exotic technical staff.

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