Meet Our Team

Exotic Vet Care offers a capable team of veterinary experts who specialize solely in avian and exotic medicine. Our board-certified and USDA/APHIS-certified vets will ensure that your companion receives complete care for life in a low-stress environment built around their unique needs. Furthermore, we are supported by our outstanding practice manager, technicians, assistants, and client services coordinators.

We look forward to serving you and your unusual pet. Book now!

Our Doctors

Jose Biascoechea

DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice), DIPL. ACEPM

Dr. Biascoechea earned his BS and DVM from Kansas State University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice and also by the American College of Exotic Pet Medicine. He is a Category II USDA-APHIS-accredited veterinarian. He founded Exotic Vet Care in 2000 and has been practicing exclusively exotic animal medicine and surgery since. He is the staff veterinarian for The Center for Birds of Prey and provides consulting and relief services for the South Carolina Aquarium and The Turtle Survival Center. He lectures frequently at local, state and national conferences. In 2022 in conjunction with other specialists he co-founded The American College of Exotic Pet Medicine. Its goal is to provide the highest level of veterinary care to exotic pets by means of education, training, and advanced certification for veterinarians, and through the discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge. 

Katie Rainwater

MA, DVM

Dr. Rainwater joined our team in November of 2008 after a year-long, small-animal internship with Georgia Veterinary Specialists. A graduate of the zoological track at UC Davis and a California native, she has a colorful history of globetrotting animal experience, including leading research groups studying black howler monkeys in Belize, working with ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar, and studying elephants in Namibia. Dr. Rainwater is a Category II USDA-APHIS accredited veterinarian. She attends continuing education seminars several times a year to keep up with the latest developments in avian and exotic medicine. She and her husband welcomed their son into the world in August 2013 and they couldn’t be prouder. When not in the clinic, she enjoys stand-up paddleboarding and napping on the porch with her cat, Fireplace.

Abby Duvall

DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Duvall obtained her BS and DVM from Cornell University, then moved south to warmer weather and did a small animal internship at Louisiana State University. After completing her residency in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Duvall joined Exotic Vet Care. She received her Board Certification in Avian Practice in October 2020. She has extensive experience in breeding and rearing exotic birds and is passionate about travel and falconry. Dr. Duvall enjoys attending and speaking at national and international conferences on exotic animal medicine. She shares her home with a Dachshund, a blue-and-gold macaw, a tortoise, and a gyr x peregrine falcon.

Amanda Morvai

DVM

Dr. Morvai has always been passionate about helping animals. She grew up in New England before double majoring in Zoology and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. She then worked as a veterinary technician for several years prior to earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia, with an emphasis in Zoological Medicine. In order to gain more specialized training, she then went on to complete a one-year small animal rotating internship at VCA Shoreline, a referral hospital in Connecticut. Afterwards she moved to California and spent two years at The Bird & Pet Clinic of Roseville while getting more proficient with her exotic pet skills prior to joining Exotic Vet Care.  Dr. Morvai also has an interest in aquatic animal medicine and completed AQUAVET I & III where she worked with otters, penguins, fish, rays and even sharks among other species. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the region with her husband, Patrick, as well as cuddling with their Chihuahua mix, Maxwell, and their Siamese mix, Spinx. Her hobbies include travel, yoga, cooking, hiking, and photography.

Our Support Team

Kerry

Practice Manager

Kerry has been managing Exotic Vet Care since 2003. When she is not working to keep the clinic running smoothly and all of our clients and patients happy, she enjoys singing, playing guitar poorly, crafts, and being mommy to Essie and Finn, two former street kitties who are living the good life.

Chandler

Client Services Manager

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Allie

Client Services Coordinator

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Katie

Client Services Coordinator

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Alberto

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Dr. Alberto Hernandez, “Al” graduated with a scholarship from the University of Murcia, Spain where he received advanced training in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. After school, he joined the team at La Marina Exóticos Veterinary Center in Murcia, where he practiced exotic pet medicine for 4 years. He then carried out various internships and stays in different referral centers specialized in exotic pet medicine, both nationally and internationally. Afterwards he worked at the most prestigious Exotic Pet referral hospital in Madrid, Los Sauces Veterinary Center. He is currently a candidate for AVEPA accreditation in the specialty of exotic pet medicine in Spain. He gave it all up to live the American dream and arrived with 2 suitcases with some clothing and his laptop, so he is literally starting from scratch. He will be our head technician and anesthetist while working on obtaining his US license. In his free time he likes to bike ride and he is a CrossFit aficionado.

Myranda

Veterinary Assistant

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Clara

Veterinary Assistant

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Lauryn

Veterinary Assistant

Lauryn came to us with a background in small animal medicine, but her life is full of exotic pets! Her inquisitive mind and eagerness to learn make her invaluable to our practice. She has rescued chickens as well as a macaw and conure in her personal flock, and they and her cats and dog keep her busy. When she’s not entertaining us with her colorful personality and hilarious tales of animal antics, she enjoys kayaking, thrift shopping, and sewing.

Noelle

Boarding Coordinator/Technician Assistant

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Jess

Boarding and Technician Assistant

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Megan

Boarding and Technician Assistant

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