Jose Biascoechea, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr Biascoechea
Jose Biascoechea, DVM, DABVP earned his BS and DVM from Kansas State University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice. 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.

Katie Rainwater, MA, DVM

Dr Rainwater

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 ringtailed lemurs in Madagascar, and studying elephants in Namibia.  She 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 more proud. When not in the clinic she enjoys stand-up paddleboarding and napping on the porch with her cat Fireplace.

Abby Duvall, DVM, ABVP (Avian) Board Eligible

Dr. Duvall
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, she joined Exotic Vet Care. 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.

Support Team:

Kerry Bateman: 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 the formerly stray kitty.

Claudia: Client Services Coordinator

Claudia brings years of customer service experience to our front desk, making clients and patients feel at home with her warm personality and friendly demeanor. When she’s not working here, she provides foster support for the Charleston Animal Society, raising litters of kittens until they are ready to adopt out. She also enjoys playing board and video games with her husband and friends, and wrangling their 3 cats, 2 dogs, and ball python Monty.

Tina: Client Services Representative

A veterinarian from Norway, Tina decided to change gears and take on the front end where her sparkling personality and helpful attitude pair with her in-depth knowledge of veterinary medicine to provide the highest caliber of customer service to our clients. In her off hours, she babies her dog Allie and cat Moo, and enjoys skiing, surfing, and swimming.

Elissa: Client Services Representative

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Anna: Licensed Veterinary Technician

Our resident artist Anna brings her curious mind and creative touch to everything she does. Her positive attitude and willingness to jump in headfirst and learn new skills makes her a pivotal member of our team, and her open, friendly nature makes clients and patients feel at ease. Her spare time is spent reading and relaxing with her boyfriend and her 2 rats and cat (separately, of course!).

Carly: Veterinary Technician

Carly is a skilled baker in addition to being an experienced veterinary technician, and her personality is as sweet as her treats. Her calming presence and focus helps keep things moving along efficiently, and her organized approach keeps things on track. She is a huge hockey fan, attending games with her boyfriend and family here and back home as often as possible.

Taylor: Veterinary Technician

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Dennis: Veterinary Technician

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Johanna: Boarding Technician

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