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College of Veterinary Medicine

David Eshar


Assistant Professor, Companion Exotic Pets, Wildlife & Zoo Animal Medicine

DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Exotic Companion Mammals), Dipl. ECZM (Small Mammal)
Phone: 785-532-4263
E-mail: deshar@vet.k-state.edu

Education and Professional Training

  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship: Tufts University
  • DVM: Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University, Israel
  • MA: Hebrew University, Israel
  • BA: Hebrew University, Israel


  • Exotic Pet Medicine (3rd year)
  • Advanced Exotic Pet Medicine/Intro to Zooloical Medicine (3rd year)
  • Exotic Animal, Wildlife and Zoo Animal Medicine (Clinical Rotations - 4th year)


  • Clinical pathology of non-domestic species
  • Molecular analysis of fecal microbiota for health evaluation of exotic and wild animal species
  • Anesthesia and critical patient care of wild and companion exotic animals


Dr. Eshar’s professional interests are broad and include the care in captivity of invertebrate, fish, amphibian, reptile, avian, and non-domestic mammals. Dr. Eshar’s main clinical focus is to provide the highest level of medicine and surgery for companion exotic mammals (for example; hedgehogs, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats and other rodent species), captive birds (mainly parrot species) and reptiles (turtles/tortoises, lizards and snakes). Dr. Eshar’s teaching interests revolve around the clinical training of veterinary students, interns and residents in the medicine, captive management, and diseases of companion exotic animals.

Selected Publications