Trevor Gerlach, DVM, DACVIM Cardiology

GAHP Lead Veterinary Cardiologist 

Dr. Trevor Gerlach is a veterinary cardiologist with a research interest in non-domestic species. Dr. Gerlach attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation and Animal Science. During this time, he spent several years working as a veterinary technician in the Zoological Department at UF’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and participating in research projects involving manatees, apes, maned wolves, and other exotic species. He received his veterinary degree as well as aquatic animal & international veterinary certificates from UF before completing a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Following his internship, he completed an aquatic animal fellowship at UF, during which he helped develop the technique for echocardiography in manatees and evaluated cardiac biomarkers & coagulation in this species. Prior to completing his cardiology residency at the University of Georgia, Dr. Gerlach was the associate veterinarian for Zoo Tampa. Dr. Gerlach has published several manuscripts pertaining to cardiovascular disease in non-domestic species. He has been working with the Great Ape Heart Project since 2014 and currently serves as one of the Cardiac Advisors. 

Rita McManamon, DVM

GAHP Pathology Organizer/UGA Team Coordinator

Director, Zoo & Exotic Animal Pathology Service,

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Co-Pathology Veterinary Advisor to Orangutan SSP

Vickie Clyde, DVM

Retired Staff Veterinarian, Milwaukee County Zoo

Veterinary Advisor, Bonobo SSP

Founder of the Bonobo Cardiac Database

Pam Dennis, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACZM

Adjunct Professor, Dept of Biology, Ohio State University

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Director of Gorilla Health Project

Veterinary Advisor, Gorilla SSP and Ape TAG

William H. Devlin, M.D., F.A.C.C

GAHP Cardiac Advisor for Orangutans

Interventional Clinical Assistant Professor, Oakland University

William Beaumont Hospital School of Medicine

Ilana Kutinsky, D.O., F.A.C.C.

GAHP Cardiac Advisor for Gorillas

Co-Founder of the Gorilla Cardiac Database

Clinical Associate Professor, Oakland University

William Beaumont Hospital School of Medicine

Linda Lowenstine, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP

Professor of Veterinary Pathology, University of California at Davis

Pathology Veterinary Advisor to Ape TAG, Gorilla and Orangutan SSPs

Principal Pathologist, Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project

Tom Meehan, DVM

Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo

Veterinary Advisor, Gorilla SSP

Suzan Murray, DVM, Dipl. ACZM

Program Director, Smithsonian Wildlife Health Program

Member, Gorilla Health Project

PI- Brain naturietic peptide as a Serum Biomarker for CVD in Gorillas

Joe Smith, DVM

Director of Animal Programs, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Veterinary Advisor, Orangutan SSP

Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP

Clinical Associate Professor, Zoological Pathology Program,

University of Illinois

Pathology Veterinary Advisor, Chimpanzee and Bonobo SSPs

Lead Pathologist, Gombe Ecosystem Health Project