Speakers/Wet Labs

WAZE is excited to present a diverse & accomplished set of speakers that will help to provide a foundation of knowledge and a springboard for discussion surrounding this year’s theme.

Lecture Session Speakers

Michael Cranfield, DVM
Project Director, Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project
Faculty, Comparative Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Veterinarian, Cranfield Exotic Animal Practice and Riverview Park and Zoo
Session Title: Eastern Gorillas: Extreme Conservation

Stacie Dunkle, DVM, MPH, MS
EIS Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA
Session Title: The Ins and Outs of Participatory Epidemiology

Erica A. Miller, DVM
Staff Veterinarian, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
Oiled Wildlife Care Network Scientific Advisory Committee
Field Veterinarian, NJ Div of Fish & Wildlife Endangered and Non-game Species Program (NJDFW ENSP)
Endangered and Non-game Species Advisory Committee to NJDFW ENSP
Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Committee to NJDFW ENSP
Veterinary Student Liaison, National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Session Title: Oil Spill Response: Clinical Skills Needed to Rehabilitate Oiled Wildlife
(This lecture session is also brought to you with help from TCSVM’s Avian Club)

Darryl Heard, BVMS, PhD, Dipl ACZM
Associated Professor Zoological Medicine
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Session Title: Field Anesthesia and Surgery: Eiders, Bats and Cottonmouths

Sean Todd, PhD, MSc
Steve K. Katona Chair in Marine Science
Director, Allied Whale and
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies,
College of the Atlantic
Session Title: The Challenges of Working with ‘Charismatic Megavertebrates’: Fieldwork and Marine Mammals

Wet Lab Instructors

Darryl Heard
Lab Title: Essential Field Anesthesia and Surgical Techniques in Reptiles
WETLAB FULL

Sam Rivera, D.V.M., M.S.
Dipl. ABVP (Avian Specialty)
Associate Veterinarian, Zoo Atlanta
Adjunct Faculty Zoological Medicine
Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia
Lab Title: Application of Ultrasonography in the Field of Zoo Animal Medicine

Roberto Aguilar, DVM
Veterinarian, The Cape Wildlife Center of the Humane Society of the United States
Adjunct Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
Lab Title: Veterinary Resourcefulness in Real Time Field Situations (with Mark Pokras)
WETLAB FULL

Mark Pokras, DVM
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Population Health
Wildlife Clinic & Center for Conservation Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
Lab Title: Veterinary Resourcefulness in Real Time Field Situations (with Roberto Aguilar)
WETLAB FULL

Darlene Ketten, PhD, MS
Senior Scientist
Director, Computerized Scanning & Imaging Facility
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Otology & Laryngology
Harvard Medical School
Lab Title: Acoustic Fatheads:  The Functional Anatomy of Underwater Hearing and Evidence of Hearing Loss

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