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Meet the Avian and Exotics Team
Patrick Sullivan, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Dr. Patrick Sullivan has always had an interest in exotic animals, keeping several different species growing up. Upon finishing an undergraduate degree at Mount Ida College, he went on to receive his doctorate in veterinary medicine from St. George’s University in 2009. After practicing in the Boston area for 4 years, Dr. Sullivan accepted a position as an Avian and Exotics intern at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Following his internship, he completed an Avian & Zoological Medicine residency at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. During his residency, he was able to work with companion exotic animals, as well as zoo and native wild animals. Working with conservation groups provided him with the opportunity to treat American black bears, bald eagles and non-domestic felines such as tigers, lions, leopards, and mountain lions. Dr. Sullivan finished his residency in July of 2017 and was thrilled to be able to come back home to Massachusetts to join the team at Angell. In his free time, he enjoys live music, following Boston sports, and traveling.
St. George’s University DVM 2009
Mount Ida College BS 2004
Angell Animal Medical Center, Avian & Exotics Internship, 2013-14
University Of Tennessee, Residency, 2014-17
CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Specialty, 2018
Maxwell Bergmann, MVB
Maxwell grew up on the east end of long island. He obtained a BS in Biology and BA in Russian Language & Literature from George Washington University in 2009. He then went on to study veterinary medicine in Dublin, Ireland where he focused on wildlife, zoo and exotic animal medicine. He worked at a zoo and in mixed practice in New Zealand and then in small and exotic animal medicine in the UK. His interests within veterinary medicine are surgery, emergency medicine and shelter medicine. He has a strong love for the outdoors and also enjoys swimming and film.
Education University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine, 2017
Specialty Training Angell Animal Medical Center, Avian & Exotics Specialty Intern 2021 – 2022
Hayley Eckert, Avian and Exotics Assistant
Hayley graduated from UMass Amherst with a Bachelors in Biology in 2020. She has gained experience as an assistant at both Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey, with their Avian and Exotic department, and at Somerville Veterinary Center here in Massachusetts before joining the Avian and Exotic team at Angell-West. In her free time Hayley enjoys baking and exploring the outdoors. She aspires to one day be a Conservationist and is enrolled in Tufts University’s Masters in Biology program.