Anthony Colbert, DVM

Anthony Colbert, DVM


Dr. Tony was born, raised, and educated in the Midwestern United States, graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. He has traveled extensively during his education, pursuing preceptorships and externships in exotic animal medicine from experts in Australia and throughout the United States. While in veterinary school he was the President of both the Iowa State’s Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians and Association of Avian Veterinarians clubs, heavily supplementing his own education and the education of others interested in exotic animals with hands-on exotic animal clinical experience, clinical reference materials and lectures from experienced exotic practitioners

Following graduation, Tony spent a year working as a crocodile veterinarian in the Philippines, dividing his time between two facilities on opposite ends of the county. In 2014 he returned to the US to practice exotic animal medicine in California for two years before returning to his home city to join Ness Wellness. Currently he shares his life with a ball python that he has had since age 17, a red-eared slider that has been in his family since he was fifteen, a Russian tortoise, and a lovely Citron cockatoo.

  • Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Crocodile Specialist Group
  • AVMA

“Determining variability in average organ mass per body weight of select organs in finishing C. porosus and any relation to finishing age and health status.” 23rd Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group. Lake Charles, LA. – May 2014.

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