Dr. Don J. Harris came to Florida in 1980 following his graduation from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Although his Cajun background in the swamps of Louisiana did nothing to prepare him for life in Urban Miami, it did provide for him a wealth of experience in handling wildlife and exotic animals. After several years in mixed animal practice Dr. Harris became so busy with exotics that he felt he was unable to devote appropriate time to dogs and cats. His practice became exclusively avian and exotic in 1990, and in 1996 he opened South Florida’s first exotics-only veterinary hospital, Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center. Now, with over four decades of clinical experience, Dr. Harris is offering to assist others in developing their clinical skills and enhance their animal care facilities.