Katherine Quesenberry,

Role: Chief Medical Officer
Senior Veterinarian
Specialist in Avian Medicine
Service Head of Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine
Department: Avian & Exotic Pets
Dr. Katherine Quesenberry of the Animal Medical Center in New York City

Dr. Katherine Quesenberry has been practicing avian and exotic pet medicine exclusively for nearly 30 years. She is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in this field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Quesenberry has trained more than 16 residents in avian and exotic pet medicine, most of whom are now board certified and are leaders in the field throughout the country. Dr. Quesenberry has co-edited several books, including Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, which is a best selling veterinary textbook, Avian Medicine and Surgery, and Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Pet Medicine I and II. Dr. Quesenberry is the Scientific Editor for the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, an international journal published by the Association of Avian Veterinarians. She has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe about veterinary care of birds, small mammals and other exotic pets.

Board Certifications:


  • Winner of the 2017 Mammal Health Award presented by the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and Oxbow Animal Health


  • BS – Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA, 1977
  • DVM – University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1981
  • MPH – Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, 2006

Recent Publications:

Mensuration of the rabbit pituitary gland from computed tomography. Kwan V, Quesenberry K, Le Roux AB. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2020 May;61(3):322-328. doi: 10.1111/vru.12852. Epub 2020 Mar 13.PMID: 32170792

Imaging features of disseminated xanthogranulomatous inflammation in eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus). Hanson ME, Donovan TA, Quesenberry K, Dewey A, Brown C, Chen S, Le Roux AB. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2020 Jul;61(4):409-416. doi: 10.1111/vru.12861. Epub 2020 May

Disseminated pancreatic adenocarcinoma in an eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus). Le Roux AB, Quesenberry K, Donnelly KA, Donovan TA.J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2020 Sep 15;257(6):635-641. doi: 10.2460/javma.257.6.635.PMID: 32857003