As a zoological and wildlife veterinarian I seek to protect, preserve and enrich the earth's wildlife resources. I am particularly interested in the physiology of rescue as occurs in wildlife rehabilitation, cold stunning, oil exposure and other natural and man-made disasters that affect wildlife. I study these effects via assessment of blood analytes which look not only at immediate and life-threatening problems but also long-term toxicities of the environment. My zoological veterinary medical training, over 20 years of veterinary experience and my zoo, avian and reptile board certifications make me uniquely qualified to handle and sample animals humanely and ethically and to assess analyte results to determine health and well-being of diverse wildlife, zoo and exotic animal species. I also provide specialist veterinary consultation to veterinarians and wildlife biologists regarding animal handling and sampling for diagnosis and research.