Dr. Omar Zaheer, DVM

Photo of Dr. Omar Zaheer holding an iguanaDr. Zaheer graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2016, after a life long interest passion for avian and other exotic animals. This passion developed after his owning his first pets (a trio of budgerigars) and he enjoyed spending his time reading about animals and visiting the zoo. Throughout his university and veterinary school career, he was able to volunteer with non-releasable birds of prey and worked as a zoo keeper, which further developed his interest in birds and other exotic animals. After graduation, he worked completed a year as a small animal medicine and surgery intern before returning to the OVC for an internship in the Avian and Exotics Medicine Department. Although his favourite species will always be birds, he has developed a strong interest in other exotic companion animal species as well as zoo animal medicine. Dr. Zaheer enjoys sketching, playing board games, spending time with family & friends, and going to the zoo.