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Dr Hugues Beaufrere

Assistant Professor   |   DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ABVP(Avian), Dipl. ECZM(Avian)


Dr. Beaufrère received his veterinary degree from the University of Lyon, France in 2006. He then completed a small animal internship in a private practice in Belgium in 2007 followed by an avian and exotic medicine internship at the Ontario Veterinary College the following year. Following his internships, Dr. Beaufrère enrolled into a combined PhD and Zoological Medicine Residency program in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA and the Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans, USA. In 2012, Dr. Beaufrère became a board-certified veterinary specialist in avian medicine both in Europe through the European College of Zoological Medicine (Avian) and in North America through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners - Avian Practice. Dr. Beaufrère obtained his PhD degree in 2013 and also became board-certified in zoological medicine through the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Beaufrère is passionate about all aspects of Avian and Exotic Medicine and with a particular emphasis on the medicine and surgery of birds. In addition to his main research interests, Dr. Beaufrère has also been focusing on the application of advanced biostatistical methods to zoological medicine research.

Research Interests

  • Lipid disorders in birds and reptiles
  • Blood lipid diagnostics in birds and reptiles: lipidomics and lipoprotein analysis
  • Minimally-invasive surgery in exotic companion mammals, birds, and reptiles
  • Clinical research in birds and reptiles



Comparative medicine - VETM*4480 (Undergraduate)

Special topics in zoological medicine - CLIN*6960 (Graduate)




Selected Publications