North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Releases Podcast on Caring for Birds

Dr. Dan Johnson Discusses Caring for and Tending to Exotic Pets

Raleigh, NC, September 30, 2012 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced the release of a podcast discussing how to properly care for birds. Dr. Dan Johnson, owner of Avian and Exotic Animal Care, and adjunct assistant professor at the N.C. State School of Veterinary Medicine, provides tips for bird owners and speaks to the most common types of birds people own as pets, the challenges associated with caring for feathered pets, and tips for bird diet and nutrition. The podcast is available to download here,

“Birds are amazing animals that can make wonderful pets,” said Dr. Johnson. “It is important for bird owners to understand the proper methods for caring for their feathered friends. Proper nutrition and maintaining a healthy diet are extremely important for birds. If you feed a bird properly, they are less likely to suffer from liver and heart disease. Good nutrition goes a long way in preventing infections.”

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The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. As recognized experts in veterinary medicine, NCVMA members are frequently asked to contribute their opinions and lend their expertise to media outlets throughout North Carolina and around the country, including The News & Observer, Charlotte Today, Wilmington Star-News, Fayetteville Observer, Greensboro News & Record, USA Today, Yahoo!, ABC News and News14 Carolina. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

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