Education: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Jamie Abete graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 following her clinical year at Oklahoma State University. Before attending veterinary school she began her masters degree coursework through Western Illinois University with an emphasis on Zoo and Aquarium Studies. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.
During veterinary school she was actively involved in wildlife rehabilitation through Ross University’s student chapter of AAV (Association of Avian Veterinarians) and feral cat population management via the university’s TNR (trap neuter and release) program. She also was involved in research in the Microbiology Department studying various tick borne diseases and the prevalence of infection and co-infections in the canine population on the island of St. Kitts, West Indies.
Dr. Abete has a special interest in all avian species but also enjoys working with dogs, cats, reptiles and other common small exotic species. She has kept, bred and raised psittacines for nearly two decades and has hand raised many types of parrots, soft billed birds and even a few toucans. She also is very interested in animal behavior and training and has taken courses in both at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL.
Outside of veterinary medicine Dr. Abete has a certificate in hatha yoga instruction and enjoys regularly practicing yoga, clicker training her cats, bird watching and photography. She shares her home with four rambunctious island cats that followed her home from St. Kitts, her pet Ducorp’s Cockatoo, lovebirds, lineolated parakeets, starlings and her husband Dan.