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Jones to head the American Eagle Foundation’s Center for Research and Rehabilitation | New

KODAK — The American Eagle Foundation is building the nation’s largest bald eagle research and rehabilitation center at Kodak.

“For more than 30 years, the American Eagle Foundation has been dedicated to protecting the bald eagle through education and conservation initiatives,” says Jessica A. Hall, CEO of AEF. “Today we are delighted to announce that Dr. Michael Jones, DVM, DABVP, will join the AEF team as Director of the AEF Avian Research and Rehabilitation Center. When did the time to choose who would lead this initiative, I couldn’t think of anyone more qualified than Dr Jones.

Jones, currently DVM at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Clinic, is a member of the Raptor Research Foundation, the North American Falconers Association and the International Association for Falconers. Additionally, he is a member of the Phi Chapter of the Society of Phi Zeta (Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine) and sits on the board of Viticus Group.

The Avian Research and Rehabilitation Center is part of Project Eagle, the AEF’s multi-million dollar immersive educational bald eagle campus slated to open in fall 2023. You can learn more at the Eagle project by visiting