Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Teresa Lightfoot received her DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1980. She completed an externship at the St. Louis Zoo and has been practicing in Florida since 1980. Dr. Lightfoot is a member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners -- Avian specialty boarded, and is the was the 2009-2010 ABVP president. She has served as a consulting veterinarian for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary since 1987. Dr. Lightfoot served on the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine from 1995-1999, and served as Chair from 1997-1999. She is the author and editor of two exotic medicine textbooks, “Clinical Avian Medicine” and “Exotic Pet Behavior.” She is also a reviewer for seminars in “Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine,” “Exotic DVM Journal” and the Association of Avian Veterinarians Conference Proceedings. She lectures frequently on avian and exotic medicine and surgery both nationally and internationally. Dr. Lightfoot is the recipient of the Association of Avian Veterinarians Gold Star Award, the Florida Veterinarian of the Year award, the Ted Lafeber Avian Practitioner Award and the Exotic Veterinarian of the Year from the International Conference on Exotics.