Our Veterinary Partners

A long established network of avian veterinarians, including boarded specialists, is available to The Gabriel Foundation for direct patient visits, emergencies and consultations. All are outstanding avian veterinarians and have had a long working relationship with TGF.


Kris Ahlgrim, DVM

Goldenview Veterinary Hospital (http://goldenviewvet.com/)

GoldenviewDr. Ahlgrim has been involved with The Gabriel Foundation since its inception and has provided care to our flock for many years and helped us to develop our avian medical requirements. Dr. Ahlgrim continues to donate time and services to The Gabriel Foundation and we thank her wholeheartedly for her continued support.

Sareena Enloe, DVM

Goldenview Veterinary Hospital (http://goldenviewvet.com/)

Sareena Enloe, DVMDr. Enloe joined Dr. Ahlgrim at Goldenview Veterinary Hospital in 2013 and has become a big part of our veterinary support team since then. She visits our aviary regularly, providing avian veterinary care and guidance for our staff.

Jerry LaBonde, MS, DVM

Homestead Animal Hospital (http://homestead-animal-hospital.com/)

HomesteadDr. LaBonde has been involved with The Gabriel Foundation even before it hatched. Dr. LaBonde has a reputation that is as well known as his kindness and veterinary expertise and skills. Dr. LaBonde continues to provide resources, support, veterinary care, liaison and his time to The Gabriel Foundation.

Lena M. Roeder, DVM

Dublin Animal Hospital (http://dublinanimalhospital.com/)

Dr. Lena RoederDr. Lena Roeder is the owner and senior veterinarian at Dublin Animal Hospital. She graduated with honors from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Dr. Roeder takes pleasure in working with all species of companion animals. She is skilled and experienced in dog, cat, avian, small mammal and reptilian medicine.

Dr. Matthew Johnston, VMD, ABVP

CSU Veterinary Medical Center (http://csuvth.colostate.edu/)

Dr. Matt JohnstonDr. Johnston received his Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University in 1995 and his Veterinary Medical Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. He completed his residency at U. Penn. in 2003 and became boarded in Avian Medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners that same year. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Exotic Animal Medicine at the CSU Veterinary Medical Center.

For anyone wishing to read more about the concept of animal Welfare VS Animal Rights (see our previous post this morning), you may download a short article from our dropbox, shared with permission:

www.dropbox.com/s/tpufsnp1xkyrgms/Animal%20Welfare%20VS%20Animal%20Rights.docx?dl=0
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For anyone wishing to read more about the concept of animal Welfare VS Animal Rights (see our previous post this morning), you may download a short article from our dropbox, shared with permission: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tpufsnp1xkyrgms/Animal%20Welfare%20VS%20Animal%20Rights.docx?dl=0

Thoughts for a Sunday morning.
With much bird and animal tragedy in recent news stories, we often feel helpless about what can we do. How can we help? If we care about animals' welfare, how does that label us? Clarity on the differences between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a good place to start. Understanding how we evaluate animals' care when we apply the Five Freedoms for TGF's flock is central to our approach to our birds' welfare. What do you think? Share your ideas and photos with us about what these concepts mean to you. webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm
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Thoughts for a Sunday morning.
With much bird and animal tragedy in recent news stories, we often feel helpless about what can we do. How can we help? If we care about animals welfare, how does that label us? Clarity on the differences between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a good place to start.  Understanding how we evaluate animals care when we apply the Five Freedoms for TGFs flock is central to our approach to our birds welfare. What do you think? Share your ideas and photos with us about what these concepts mean to you. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm