Avian and Exotic Animal Care and Veterinary Hospital is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The hospital is fully staffed with four veterinarians--Dr. Johnson, Dr. Eckermann-Ross, Dr. Emanuele, and Dr. Bender, who specialize in providing veterinary care to exotic pets and birds. The hospital serves pets living in the greater Raleigh and Research Triangle areas of North Carolina. The hospital has an in-house laboratory for basic bloodwork and intensive care facilities for critical patients.
Dr. Christine Eckermann-Ross joined Avian and Exotic Animal Care after graduating from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Eckermann-Ross earned a BS in Biochemistry and worked as a research specialist in Radiation Oncology at UNC/CH. Dr. Eckermann-Ross serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at NCSU-CVM, and has lectured at professional conferences on avian and exotic animal medicine and acupuncture. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and herbalist. She has special interests in avian medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, surgery, and oncology.
Salina Locke, DVM
Dr. Locke earned her BS in Biology from North Carolina State University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Georgia in 2011. During veterinary school she focused her studies on exotic animal medicine and has externed with many leaders in the field, at zoos and Georgia’s Poultry Disease and Diagnostic laboratory. After graduation, she worked in small animal practice seeing exotics for 7 years, during which she also worked with us as a relief doctor. Two of those years she spent as medical director for a corporate practice. She currently is working on a research project on bald eagles. Dr. Locke’s special interests include surgery, orthopedics, endoscopy, avian and zoological medicine, dentistry and avian cardiology.