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Zoo Health Management Specialty

Zoo Health Management Specialty

Zoo Health Management is a discipline-related specialty, and whereas many of the objectives of the specialty are shared with the taxon-related specialties there are important differences reflected in the following objectives. The Zoo Health Management Specialist must have a thorough knowledge of preventative medicine as applied in zoological collections, including health programs, disease screening, quarantine management, and vaccination programs. A detailed knowledge of the diseases of the relevant animals (aetiology, epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and control) is required. A detailed knowledge of the diagnostic possibilities in their respective patients, in relation to medicine (e.g. haematology, blood chemistry, endocrinological tests, immunological tests, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic endoscopy, electrocardiography, aspiration biopsy, microbiology, cytology) and the ability to interpret results of these techniques is expected. Zoo Health Management specialists must have sound knowledge of the principles of group and individual medication in their patients. The Zoo Health Management specialist must have detailed knowledge of the legislation relating to the role of the zoological institution as well as the veterinary practitioner in the field (e.g., CITES, legislation with regard to import and export of animals, TRACES and BALAI legislation, animal welfare, capture from the wild, and the use of drugs). The Zoo Health Management specialist must maintain good knowledge on zoonotic diseases and public health implications of animal disease. The Zoo Health Management specialist must be able to assess diets, understand the formulation of diets for zoo animals and be aware of the current trends in animal nutrition. A sound knowledge of the interaction of nutrition and health is expected. The Zoo Health Management specialist should have sound knowledge about population management including contraceptive techniques and drugs as well as assisted reproductive methods. The Zoo Health Management specialist should have good knowledge about animal management related issues including enclosure design, environmental enrichment techniques, studbooks and the working of European endangered species programs and taxon advisory groups.

    Name Member
Affiliation Country  
Adkesson, Michael F Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo United States
Aguilar, Roberto Fernando F DEFSAL - UNAM Mexico Website
Avni-Magen, Nili F The Jerusalem (Biblical) Zoo Israel
Barrows, Michelle F Bristol Zoo Veterinary Department United Kingdom
Bertelsen, Mads F. F Copenhagen Zoo Denmark
Biancani, Barbara F Oltremare Italy
Bouts, Tim F Pairi Daiza Belgium Website
Calle, Paul F Wildlife Conservation Society, Wildlife Health Center United States
Casares, Miguel N Frankfurt Zoo Germany Website
Chai, Norin F Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle France
Cole , Gretchen F Oklahoma City Zoo United States Website
Crook, Erika F Utah's Hogle Zoo, Veterinary Dept United States
Crosta, Lorenzo F The University of Sydney, Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital Australia Website
Davis, Michelle F Georgia Aquarium United States
Delnatte, Pauline F Toronto Zoo Canada
Desmarchelier, Marion F Université de Montréal, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire - Faculté de médecine vétérinaire Canada
Dumonceaux, Genevieve F Palm Beach Zoo United States
Dutton, Christopher F Toronto Zoo Canada
Eshar, David F Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University United States Website
Feltrer Rambaud, Yedra F Chester Zoo United Kingdom
Fernández Bellon, Hugo Manuel F Parc Zoològic de Barcelona Spain
Flach, Edmund F Zoological Society of London United Kingdom Website
Gamble, Kathryn C. F Lincoln Park Zoo United States
Garcia Parraga, Daniel F Avanqua Oceanogràfic-Ágora S.L. Spain
Gili, Claudia F Acquario di Genova Italy
Girling, Simon J F Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo United Kingdom
Goeritz, Frank F Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) Germany
Guthrie, Amanda F ZSL London Zoo United Kingdom
Hadfield, Catherine F Seattle Aquarium United States
Hammond, Elizabeth F Lion Country Safari United States
HarrisonT, Tara F North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine United States
Hermes, Robert F Leibniz Institute für Zoo & Wildlife Research Germany
Hildebrandt, Thomas Bernd N Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Germany
Hoby, Stefan F Tierpark Bern Switzerland Website
Isaza, Ramiro F University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine United States
Killick, Rowena F Bristol Zoological Society Veterinary Department United Kingdom
Koeppel, Katja Natalie F Senior Lecture Wildlife Health, Production Animal Studies, University of Pretoria South Africa Website
Kummrow, Maya F Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife/ Zurich Zoo Switzerland
Kvapil, Pavel F ZOO Ljubljana Slovenia
Lamberski, Nadine F San Diego Zoo Global United States
Lamglait, Benjamin F Université de Montréal Canada
Langan, Jennifer F Brookfield Zoo United States
Laricchiuta, Pietro F Zoo Safari Fasano/Parco Faunistico Valcorba Italy Website
Latney, La'Toya F University of Pennsylvania Vet Hospital, Brandywine Zoo United States
Leclerc, Antoine F ZooParc de Beauval France
Lecu, Alexis F Parc Zoologique de Paris France
Lewbart, Gregory F NC State College of Veterinary Medicine United States
Lewis, John C. M. N International Zoo Veterinary Group United Kingdom Website
Liptovszky, Matyas F Twycross Zoo, East Midland Zoological Society United Kingdom
López, Javier F Chester Zoo United Kingdom
Luders, Imke F Allwetterzoo Münster Germany
Mans, Christoph F University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine United States
Masters, Nic F Veterinary Department, Zoological Society of London United Kingdom
McLelland, David James F Adelaide Zoo Australia Website
Miller, Michele F Stellenbosch University South Africa Website
Myers, Debbe F San Antonio Zoo United States
Naylor, Adam F Edinburgh ZOO United Kingdom
Nofs, Sally F Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute / Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine United States Website
O'Brien, Michelle F Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust United Kingdom
Pare, Jean A. F Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo United States
Pas, An F Auckand ZOO New Zealand
Perrin, Kathryn F Copenhagen ZOO Denmark
Pizzi, Romain F Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo United Kingdom Website
Potier, Romain F FauneVet France
Quintard, Benoît F Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse France
Raines, Jan F Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park United States
Rivera, Sam F ZOO Atlanta United States
Roman, Yannick F Le Parc de Clères, Département de Seine Maritime France
Saunders, Richard F Bristol Zoo Gardens United Kingdom
Sladky, Kurt F University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine United States Website
Sós, Endre F Budapest Zoo Hungary Website
Steinmetz, Hanspeter W. F Walter Zoo Switzerland
Strike, Tai F Zoological Society of London United Kingdom
Ternes, Kerstin F ZOO Duisburg Germany
Thompson, Rachel F Species360 United States
Unwin, Steve John F University of Liverpool, Institute of Veterinary Science United Kingdom Website
Van Zijll Langhout, Martine F ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo Netherlands
Vercammen, Francis F Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp Belgium
Wack, Ray F UCDavis Wildlife Health Center / Sacramento Zoo United States
Walsh, Michael Thomas F University of Missouri, Small animal Internship Un. Of Pennsylvania, Wild Life and Zoo Medicine Residency Un. of Florida United States
Wenker, Christian F Zoo Basel Switzerland Website
Whiteside, Douglas F Calgary Zoo Animal Health Centre Canada
Wiedner, Ellen F The Wilds United States Website

*F=(full) certified Diplomate
*N=non-certified Diplomate


star Copenhagen Zoo , Frederiksberg, Denmark
  Director: Mads F. Bertelsen,  DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACZM
  Current resident(s): Eva Maria Greunz
star Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo , Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  Director: Simon J Girling,  Dr
  Current resident(s): Adam Naylor
Georgina Cole
star Lincoln Park Zoo , Chicago, United States
  Director: Kathryn C. Gamble,  DVM, MS, Dipl ACZM
  Current resident(s): Jessica  Lovstad
star ZSL London Zoo , London , United Kingdom
  Director: Amanda Guthrie,  DVM, DACZM
  Current resident(s): Stephanie  Jayson
Mary Ceccolini
star Chester Zoo , Chester, United Kingdom
  Director: Javier López,  LdoVet, MSc, MRCVS
  Current resident(s): Ian Ashpole
star Toronto Zoo , Scarborough, Canada
  Director: Christopher Dutton,  BSc, BVSc, MSc, Dipl. ACZM
  Current resident(s): Ellie Milnes
star Twycross Zoo, East Midland Zoological Society , Atherstone, United Kingdom
  Director: Matyas Liptovszky,  DVM, MSc, MRCVS
  Current resident(s): Sophie Moittié

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