Barbara Oglesbee, DVM, Diplomate, ABVP, is a Board-certified Veterinary Practitioner (Avian Practice) at MedVet Hilliard, where she has been part of the team since 2009. She is also the Exotics Specialty Leader for all MedVet locations.
Dr. Oglesbee is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is one of approximately 100 veterinarians worldwide who are board-certified in avian medicine and surgery. In addition to practicing at MedVet Hilliard, Dr. Oglesbee also serves as an Associate Professor of Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Oglesbee has more than 20 years of experience treating exotic pets of all shapes and sizes. She has authored and contributed to multiple textbooks used by veterinarians worldwide, and has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Oglesbee is an advocate for continuing education, and lectures to veterinary professionals at state, national, and international veterinary conferences.
Dr. Oglesbee’s favorite thing about practicing veterinary medicine is the challenge of diagnosing and treating exotic pet illnesses. She enjoys having the ability to improvise and create solutions based on the unique size and anatomical differences of each patient. When she is not busy caring for animals, Dr. Oglesbee regularly participates in archeologic digs, and enjoys excavating remains from prehistoric sites. Some of her other hobbies include yoga, photography, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
- Bachelors of Science Degree: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
- Board Certification: Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Practice
- Association of Avian Veterinarians
- Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine