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Dr. Tawnia Zollinger started at AMC Wheaton in 2007. She did her undergraduate studies in St. Petersburg, FL, and graduated from University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Upon graduation she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Washington, DC, a Zoo and Exotic Medicine Internship at Oklahoma State University and Tulsa Zoo, and finally a Zoological Medicine Internship at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Through veterinary school she volunteered at many zoos and aquariums around the country.
At AMC Wheaton she sees dogs, cats, avian and exotic patients and is the head veterinarian for the animals at Cosley Zoo here in Wheaton! Dr. Zollinger is also Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and is interested in herbal medicine. Dr. Zollinger appreciates a mix of traditional and conventional medicine.
In her spare time Dr. Zollinger is owned by a crazy dog, overly friendly cat, salt water fish, two adventurous young girls and a drummer husband. She also loves to cook, travel, visit beaches, eat at BBQ restaurants, visit wineries and breweries, and make homemade wine.