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You should know: Steven B. ...
You should know: Steven B. Metz, veterinarian and owner of Avian and Exotics of Vermont
Contact: To reach Steven Metz
, call 373-7279.
Steven Metz reads from ...
Steven Metz reads from his book, 'Exotic Tails' about his career as a veterinarian for 40 years. He's cared for exotic animals in addition to traditional pets. MADDIE MCGARVEY/FREE PRESS
Veterinarian reflects on many tales, and tails of all kinds
Steven Metz founded the Shelburne Veterinary Hospital in the early 1970s, a solo veterinary... - 6:51 am
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Dr. Steven Metz has been a ...
Dr. Steven Metz has been a veterinarian in Shelburne for 37 years and has decided it is time for a change.
Shelburne Veterinary Hospital
and Dr. Metz
have quite a long history together.
Dr. Metz moved to the greater Burlington area 37 years ago from Warwick, R. I. where he worked as one of five veterinarians in a large hospital.
often worked with the animals at the nearby Roger Williams Park Zoo, where he
had many unique opportunities, such as stitching up an ostrich, and clearing up the conjunctivitis in an elephant's eye.
However, Dr. Metz
always aspired to open his
own practice, and after three years in Rhode Island, he
began looking around Northern New England for an ideal location for his
practice and his
soon decided that the greater Burlington area was the best option for his
practice and "Shelburne
seemed like a lovely community," he
literally built his
Shelburne business from the ground up.
He says he was the architect, the contractor, and the construction supervisor for the building.
continued to work part time in Rhode Island as he
practice in Shelburne
, traveling back and forth between Vermont and Rhode Island each week.
37 years in Shelburne
, Dr. Metz
has seen first, second, and sometimes even third generation families and their pets.
has continued to do unusual things; he
has extracted Aaron the boa constrictor from a guitar without taking the guitar apart, treated a 600-pound Bengal tiger with hepatitis, removed a tumor from a family's goldfish, in addition to caring for the community's many beloved four-legged family members.
Now Dr. Metz
is going to pursue his
passion for riding motorcycles, and he
will continue to practice avian and exotic animal medicine.
also hopes to write a book about how a young boy (himself) at the age of six and afraid of dogs later became an animal lover, as well as include an explanation of what veterinarian education is all about and what it takes to be a vet.
also intends to get a bit of rest and relaxation.
"I am not retiring from practice," stated Dr. Metz
"I will be in the area, and will practice avian and exotic animal medicine."
went on to say that, "It has been a rare privilege and a lifetime experience in helping people with their family member companions.
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Watch the latest Backyard Film with tips and advice from Dr. Steven Metz, retired exotic animal veterinarian of 42 years and author of Exotic Tails: A Veterinarian's Journey.
On Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 ...
On Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 pm, veterinarian Dr. Steven Metz, who recently spoke on WDEV, will speak at the library about his work as a vet and his new book, Exotic Tails.
We have the book at the library, for those who want to read it ahead of time, and he will also bring copies to sell.
He's full of colorful anecdotes, and has the spirit of a storyteller, so this is sure to be educational and lots of fun.