I am a wildlife veterinarian and have been involved with wildlife disease surveillance, wildlife capture and immobilization, field surgery, field research, disease prevention and response. I co-founded VIEW (Veterinary Initiative for Endangered Wildlife), with Dr. Gretchen Kaufman, in response to the growing threat of disease transmitted by domestic animals and humans to endangered wildlife.
I have worked as a contract wildlife veterinarian and have participated in wildlife field capture in North America, Africa and Asia. In Nepal I have been working in collaboration with the country Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and the National Trust for Nature Conservation helping to develop a disease surveillance and wildlife health program with the emphasis on saving endangered wildlife and training local wildlife professionals. I have also worked with wildlife organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wolverine Program, Montana’s Fish Wildlife and Parks and ZooMontana.