Dr. Palazzolo graduated from Michigan State University in 1978. after working in MI for 2 years he moved to California to be able to work more with exotic animals. In 1985 he completed his MBA from Pepperdine University. Dr. P has been at the LBAH since 1989.

A large part of what he does currently is mentoring veterinary students from all over the world. When these students reach their senior year and start their clinical rotation their professors send them to our hospital to get hands on experience. It is rewarding for the students and our staff, with Dr. P taking the lead.


Dr. P works on a wide variety of patients


Some of his feline patients are not so little, as  you can see from this picture of Eden, a Siberian tiger. In this picture she is 2 years old and weighs over 300 pounds. She used to come into the clinic for her medical care, but now Dr. P visits her where she lives. In the picture he just gave her a vaccine, and she is none too happy about it!


Dr. P also does conservation work throughout the world. He has worked with endangered species in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Borneo, Idaho, and Yellowstone National Park.





Dr. P takes people on photographic workshops around the world. All are welcome to join us. He teaches advanced digital photography for those that are interested, although many non-photographers come on these trips and have a ball.


Click on the picture below to see detailed descriptions and photos of these trips.