Dr. Lauren Thielen is an American Veterinarian and a reality TV actor popular for “Dr. Ks exotic animal ER,“ a TV show on Nat Geo Wild Network. She finds herself close to animals as helping them is part of her job, and also she is surrounded by pets at home. She has several pets including American short-hair cat named Theo, bronze-winged Pionus parrot named Evie, and two rabbits- Penelope and Benjamin.
Dr. Thielen works at Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital in Deerfield Beach, FL where she performs routine as well as urgent treatment procedure on ill and suffering exotic animals. She also finds herself helping pets beyond the walls of clinic rooms as she teaches pet owners how to care for them at home properly.
Read below to know more about Dr. Lauren Thielen including her professional as well personal life aspects.
Dr. Lauren Thielen Career and progression
This pet health practitioner is passionate about exotic animals hence she followed by learning from one of the top exotic vet doctor Susan Kelleher. She did a year (2013-2014) internship with Dr. Kelleher in exotic animal medicine field at Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital.
She became a board certified Avian specialist after having 2-year (2014-2016) Avian residency at the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, New York.
After that, she returned to Dr. Kelleher in Deerfield Beach, FL where she has been working at Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital as an Avian and exotic care veterinarian.
Dr. Thielen also makes into the TV show, she features alongside Dr. Susan Kelleher as the cast of Nat Geo Wild TV show “Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER.” The show follows Dr. Kelleher and her veterinary staffs at the clinic as their day to day routine as well as urgent treatment procedures on animals like rabbits, ferrets, foxes, fish, birds, reptiles, marsupials, and even primates is documented. The show first premiered on October 11, 2014.
In addition to having loads of experience in treating exotic animals, Dr. Thielen has collected knowledge through field research of Avian creature particularly Macaws. She conducted field research on Macaws in the heart of the Amazon rainforest at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru. To do so, she even had to climb 100-foot trees to enter the nests of macaw pairs to examine their chicks, collect data, and provide veterinary care, as needed.
Dr. Thielen serves as the Marketing Chair for the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. She is also a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Lauren Thielen education, where she attended high school and college?
Having born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, she attended a local school for her primary education. She later attended high school in Fossil Ridge and graduated as the class of 2005.
She went on to attend college in Midwestern State University in, Wichita Falls, Texas where she completed Bachelor of Science with major Biology (class of 2009).
As for her DVM degree, she got from veterinary school at Texas A&M University, graduating in 2013.
Dr. Lauren Thielen Personal life: Married or Single?
We do not have any reliable source to confirm if she is currently married or single. However, in past, she was in a relationship with a man named Sean Samaniego. After dating him for some time, the couple had a breakup. Sean has moved with a new girl while Dr. Thielen has not bothered to share her current relationship status.
Dr. Lauren Thielen Wiki/Bio, Age
Dr. Lauren Thielen was born in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S on August 3, 1987, and she is 30 years of age. Her family ties make her of Caucasian origin