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MDPR’s Management Team


Medical Director

droH. Noel Opitz, DVM

Dr. Opitz is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, and has worked with multiple species of birds personally and professionally for more than twenty years. She has a special interest in avian medicine and shares her life with several companion birds.


Operations Director

Karen Vanderhyde

Karen-&-CosmoI have worked with parrots for 25 years, from hand rearing to rescue.  I love all animals and currently work in health care at the US’s sixth largest animal shelter.  My heart and desire has always been to educate the public about parrots and to help better their lives when and where I can.