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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 Dios.

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.