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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


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

Kristen Lukas, PhD


Curator of Conservation and Science

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Chair, Gorillas SSP

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

Lori Perkins


Education & Science Line of Business Director

Animals, Science & Environment, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Chair, Orangutan SSP

Steve Ross, PhD


Director, Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chair, Chimpanzee SSP

Deb Schmidt, PhD


William R. Orthwein, Jr. Family Animal Nutritionist

Saint Louis Zoo

Nutrition Advisor, Gorilla and Orangutan Species Survival Plans (SSPs)

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