Dr. Marc Silpa hails from Georgia and Florida and discovered his love for exotics at the age of 14. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Veterinary Studies in 2014. He remained in Scotland after graduation and worked as an emergency/critical care veterinarian by night and a whale doc during the day. The work he did as an aquatic veterinarian led to his next position as a Marine Mammal and Aquatic Veterinarian at the Miami Seaquarium. Dr. Silpa then found himself in El Paso, Texas. Since not many marine mammals can be found in the El Paso Desert, he moved into a mixed animal general practice and soon became the resident “exotics doc.” His partner was offered a position in Los Angeles and once again he and his family, including a non-fur baby, 6 fur babies,1 blind African Grey Parrot, and 2 legged box turtle, were on the way here.
Dr. Silpa is currently working towards Board Certification in Exotic Companion Mammals and has also published articles about exotics and wildlife medicine. He sees all species but has a special fondness for small mammals.
In his spare time, Dr. Silpa enjoys hiking with his family, the theater, and being barefooted. His passion for combining chemistry and art resulted in “The Sloth Soapery,” his small, cold processed soap company. His most recent “downtime” endeavor is learning the art of making stained glass.