Dr. Scott Weldy moved to Southern California in 1966 living in Mission Viejo. He graduated from Mission Viejo High School in 1975, went to Saddleback Community College, finishing his Bachelors degree at the University of California at Davis in Zoology in 1979. He worked briefly on a Masters Degree in Avian Sciences at UCD before being admitted into veterinary school where he earned his D.V.M. in 1985.
Dr. Weldy has always had an interest in birds, reptiles and other exotic animals and while working in a small animal hospital he began branching out into different animal fields. He volunteered as a veterinarian with local animal controls, the Department of Fish and Game, local rehabilitation centers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. In 1986, he began working with Marge Gibson and the Orange County Bird of Prey Center in Villa Park rehabilitating injured raptors. When Marge moved back to her home state of Wisconsin in 1990, Dr. Weldy took over the center and has continued her work in the field of Raptor medicine, surgery, education and rehabilitation. He also began working with the University of California at Irvine as the clinical veterinarian monitoring research protocols and animals both in the field and in the facility.
In 1990, Dr. Weldy was asked by Dr. Pat Morris of the Knoxville Zoo and the University of Tennessee, along with researchers at the San Diego Zoo, to assist in a project at the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound involving embryo transfers in exotic cats. Shortly thereafter Dr. Weldy became the Veterinarian of Record (VOR) for the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound/Feline Conservation Center and has continued to work at the facility as part of the veterinary team (with Drs. Krause, Beaudet and Pokard). He continued his passion for working with all animals owning Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital and becoming the “go-to vet” for all exotic animals, whether pets, wildlife, or zoo animals.