James Morrisey has been practicing exotic animal medicine and surgery for 20 years. He received his DVM from Cornell University in 1992. He then completed an internship at Kansas State University in 1995 and a residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1997, which included time working at the Bronx Zoo. He is board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice. He lives in Ithaca, New York, with many pets including dogs, cats, cockatiels, chickens and a guinea fowl.