May 14 -
The Parrot Club welcomes veterinarian Dr. Marc Valitutto. Dr. Valitutto will be speaking about a variety of clinical cases typically encountered in a zoological setting. He will also discuss some of the research he is publishing about zoo and avian veterinary medicine.
Dr. Valitutto is the general curator and veterinarian for the Staten Island Zoo. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania veterinary school, and did his residency training at the Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium). After WCS, he worked briefly as the head veterinarian for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, which is a 3500 acre park dedicated to propagating endangered species, including various cranes, cheetahs, maned wolves, and Przewalski's horses. He has been at the Staten Island Zoo for about a year now, and is also the consulting veterinarian for Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy based in Litchfield, CT. Dr. Valitutto was recently seen on the Today Show with C.C., the adorable sloth!
Our MissionThe purpose of the The Parrot Club is to enhance the knowledge in, and the enjoyment of,
the field of aviculture; to encourage preservation, conservation,
breeding programs, and to sponsor exhibitions for the comparison
of those breeding efforts; for the dissemination of aviculture
information; and to introduce to the general public the joy
of keeping and caring for avian species.
The Parrot Club is a non-profit organization
that was founded in 1976 by a group of people interested
in spreading the fun and enjoyment of exotic birds! The Parrot Club meets the second
Tuesday of the month, March through December, with no meeting
in August. There is social time from 7-7:30pm, followed by the business meeting,
and then the programs
with live birds and guest speakers from all over the country, lecturing on Nutrition, Breeding, Hand-Feeding, Genetics, Training,
Rehabilitation, and more!
The Parrot Club meets at the Veteran's
100 Sunset Ridge Road
East Hartford, CT
P.O. Box 280031