Bianca A Zaffarano

DVM
Clinical Associate Professor
515-294-4900
1565 Lloyd
Education & Certifications  

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Teaching  

VCS 405 Pet Bird & Exotic Species

VCS 463 Primary Care

Research Focus & Interests  
  • Over 20 years of experience with avian and exotic species
  • Previously owned an avian, exotic, canine, and feline practice-referral service
  • Passionate about high quality exotic medicine
  • Diagnostic surgery and general medicine
  • Canine and feline practitioner for over 20 years
  • Director of Wildlife Care Clinic which takes care of injured and orphaned wildlife
Leadership/Committees/Council  

Faculty Senator

Academic Affairs Subcommittee

American Heartworm Association, Secretary-treasurer

Planning Board Member, North American Veterinary Conference, Avian Program, Chair 

Memberships  

American Veterinary Medical Association

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association

Association of Avian Veterinarians

Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians

Selected Publications  

Taylor Yaw, Nick Jeffery, Amanda Fales-Williams, Bianca Zaffarano. Removal of a Presumed Peripheral Cerebral Cyst via Craniectomy in a Crested Pekin Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos F. Dom.) Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 30(3), 263-268.9 2016

 
Cameron Ratliff, DVM, Bianca Zaffarano, BSN, DVM.  Regional Limb Perfusion of Intravenous Amikacin and Flunixin Meglumine in a Chicken (Gallus Gallus Domesticus) Journal of Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery. Accepted, April 26, 2016
 
PARADOXICAL VESTIBULAR SYNDROME SECONDARY TO TEMPORAL BONE OSTEOMYELITIS AND CHRONIC OTITIS INTERNA IN A GUINEA PIG (CAVIA PORCELLUS) Cameron Ratliff, Jacob Ewing, Shannon McLeland, Elizabeth Riedesel, bianca zaffarano Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine