Dr. Kris Kuchinski is a graduate of the College of Veterinary
Medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she
also received her Ph.D. in Avian Nutrition. Dr. Kris, as her friends
and clients know her, has been practicing avian medicine for over
15 years in Florida and maintains a house call practice. She is
well known and appreciated for her exceptional skills and bedside
manner and is widely sought as a speaker on all things birds.
Dr. Kris visits Emerald Forest Bird Gardens several times a year
to sex birds, conduct routine checks on health, instruct staff
on the latest developments in avian medicine and care, and to
participate in ongoing diet research projects. She is also available
for emergency consultations and is a superbly skilled surgeon
on the repair of broken bones. We have never seen anyone so brilliant.
Dr. Kris also travels frequently with Jerry to Peru to review
operations at CIRES, the Centro Para la Investigacion y Reproduccion
de Especies Silvestres, or Center for Research and reproduction
of Wild Species (birds) located in Puerto Maldonado, Madre De
Dr. Kris lectures at the College of Veterinary Medicine at UFL
and around the country at various Avicultural conferences. She
gives of her time generously and is a great asset to Emerald Forest.