Speakers

Christoph Manschristoph-mans,Dr. med. vet., DACZM, DECZM

Christoph Mans is a native of Germany and received his veterinary degree from the University of Leipzig (Germany). He completed an internship in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (Canada) followed by employment in private practice in Hong Kong. He then completed a 3-year residency in zoological medicine at the University of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee County Zoo and became a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) in 2014. He is currently a clinical assistant professor of zoological medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

 


Kurt K. Sladkykksladky, MS, DVM, DACZM, DECZM

Kurt Sladky received his MS (Psychology: Animal Behavior) and DVM from the University of Wisconsin and completed a Residency in Zoological Medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and the European College of Zoological Medicine (Herpetology) and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine and Section Head of the Special Species Health Service at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

 


doss-ferret-photo-2014Grayson Doss, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Doss completed his DVM at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and a zoological medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Doss is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

 


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Carrie Schroeder, DVM, Dipl. ACVAA

Dr. Carrie Schroeder completed her veterinary training and residency in Anesthesia and Pain Management at the University of Wisconsin, becoming a diplomate of the American College of Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) in 2011. She is a currently a clinical instructor in anesthesia and section head of the Anesthesia and Pain Management service at the University of Wisconsin and enjoys working with all species, from the very small and to the very large.

 


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Shawna Hawkins, DVM, MS

Shawna Hawkins received her MS (Veterinary Biomedical Science) and DVM from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at the University of Wisconsin and a specialty internship at the Phoenix Zoo. She is currently a second year zoological medicine resident at the University of Wisconsin.


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Mary Irene Thurber, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Mary Thurber received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee. She then completed a residency in zoological medicine at the University of California Davis and San Diego Zoo Global. Mary is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. She was a staff veterinarian at the Oakland Zoo for one year prior to joining the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Instructor in Zoological Medicine.


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Charisma Chadwick, B.S. CVT

Charisma Chadwick graduated from UW-Madison in 2000 with a B.S. in Animal Science.  She then earned her CVT degree in 2011.  She currently works at University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care as a Veterinary Technician in the Zoological Medicine Department.  She has a strong background and interest in Avian health and behavior.


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Gail Huckins, DVM

Gail Huckins received her DVM degree from Cornell University. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center and a zoological medicine internship at Kansas State University. She is currently a zoological medicine resident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the International Crane Foundation, and the Milwaukee County Zoo.