Lauren Thielen, DVM, DiplABVP (Avian Practice)

Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Practice
Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Exotic Animal Medicine

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Box 31
Ithaca, NY 14853


Research/Clinical Interest

Exotic animal medicine, exotic animal soft tissue surgery, exotic animal oncology, rabbit and rodent dentistry

Education and Training

2019   Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Practice 

2014-2016    The Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics, ABVP Avian Residency 

2013-2014    Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital, Exotic Specialty Intern 

2009-2013    Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 

2005-2009   Midwestern State University, Bachelor of Science 


Dr. Thielen graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. From there, she completed an internship at Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in Florida and then an ABVP avian residency at the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in New York. After her training she became the founding Medical Director of Texas Avian & Exotic Hospital in Grapevine, Texas. Dr. Thielen became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in avian practice in 2020. She serves as an adjunct professor for University of Miami within the Miller School of Medicine Comparative Pathology, Avian and Wildlife laboratory providing clinical pathology case consultations. 


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Awards and Honors

  • 2013 Kaytee Avian and Special Species Award, Texas A&M

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners 
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians 
  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians