M. Scott Echols, DVM
Diplomate-ABVP Avian Specialty
Dr. Echols has been an animal lover since a child and has worked with or cared for many species of companion, private collection, endangered wildlife and zoo animals. Scott, his wife Layle ( also a veterinarian) and their daughter Alaina share their home with several animals including Italian greyhounds, a cat and an African grey parrot. He graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and completed a residency in avian medicine and surgery at the Medical Center for Birds in Oakley, California in 1999. In addition to being a frequent internationally recognized author and lecturer, Dr. Echols has been awarded the TJ Lafeber International Avian Practitioner of the Year and Texas Non-traditional Species Practitioner of the Year Awards. Dr. Echols serves as an Adjunct Professor for Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine as well as a Visiting Professor for many universities in the US and abroad. Dr. Echols co-founded Mobile Avian Surgical Services to help meet consultation and surgical needs of bird and exotic animal patients throughout the US. His company, Avian Studios ( www.avianstudios.com) was formed to create digital media that helps caregivers improve the lives of captive birds. Dr. Echols is a past president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, a reviewer of scientific papers and has worked with numerous veterinary organizations in different capacities. While Dr. Echols works internationally, he and his family live in Utah and he most frequently works at Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic.