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Keven Flammer, DVM, DABVP (Avian)

Professor of Avian Medicine

Office: 919.513.6353

Specialty: Companion avian medicine, including aviculture and pediatric medicine.
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian), 1993; Recertified 2003
D.V.M., University of California, Davis, 1980
B.A., Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
Infectious Diseases, Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
Pharmacology of antimicrobial drugs and control of infectious diseases in birds. Special interest in infections caused by bacteria, Chlamydophila psittaci, and fungi.

  • (2016) Social media and impression management: Veterinary Medicine students’ and faculty members’ attitudes toward the acceptability of social media posts.Kedrowicz AA, Royal K, Flammer, K. | J Adv Med Educ Prof 2016 Oct; 4(4):155-162.
  • (2016) Comparing veterinary student and faculty perceptions of academic misconduct.Royal KD, Schoenfeld-Tacher R, Flammer K. | International Research in Higher Education 2016; 1(1):81-90.
  • (2015) Measuring factors that influence decisions to become a veterinarian.Royal KD, Schoenfeld-Tacher R, Kedrowicz AA, Hardie EM, Flammer, K. | Res Dev Med Edu 2015; 4(1):23-29.
  • (2010) Pharmacokinetics of voriconazole after oral administration of single and multiple doses in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis).Guzman DSM, Flammer K, Papich MG, Grooters AM, Shaw, S, Applegate, J, Tully TN. | Am J Vet Res 2010 Apr; 71(4):460-7.
  • (2005) Doxycycline-medicated drinking water for treatment of Chlamydophila psittaci in exotic doves.Padilla LR, Flammer K, Miller E. | Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2005 June; 19(2):88-91.
  • (2005) Assessment of plasma concentrations and effects of injectable doxycycline in three psittacine species.Flammer K, Papich M. | Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2005 Sept; 19(3):216-224.
  • (2004) Preliminary assessment on the effect of diet and L-carnitine supplementation on lipomas size and bodyweight in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulates).DeVoe R, Trogdon MM, Flammer K. | Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2004 Mar; 18(1):12-18.
  • (2003) Disposition and Analgesic Effects of Fentanyl in White Cockatoos (Cacatua alba).Hoppes S, Flammer K, Hoersch K, Papich M, Paul-Murphy J. | Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2003 Sept; 17(3):124-130.
  • (2002) Plasma Concentrations of Enrofloxacin in Psittacine Birds Offered Water Medicated With 200 mg/L of the Injectable Formulation of Enrofloxacin.Flammer K, Whitt-Smith D. | Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2002 Dec; 16(4):286-290.
  • (2001) Plasma concentrations of doxycycline in selected Psittacine birds when administered in water for potential treatment of Chlamydophila psittaci infectionFlammer K, Whitt-Smith D, Papich MG. | Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2001 Dec; 15(4):276-282.
  • (2001) Capnographic monitoring of anesthetized African grey parrots receiving intermittent positive pressure ventilation.Edling TM, Degernes LA, Flammer K, Horne WA. | J Am Vet Med Assoc 2001 Dec 15; 219(12):1714-1718
  • (1997) Pharmacokinetics of enrofloxacin in the red pacu (Colossoma brachypomum) after intramuscular, oral and bath administration.Lewbart G, Vaden S, Deen J, Manaugh C, Whitt D, Doi A, Smith T, Flammer K. | J Vet Pharmacol Ther 1997 Apr;20(2):124-8.