Jeff Zuba



Jeff Zuba obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Following graduate school for virology and immunology, he completed his residency in zoo and wildlife medicine at San Diego Zoo Global. Dr. Zuba then received an appointment as clinical professor in zoo medicine at Colorado State University. For the past 26 years, he has been a staff veterinarian at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. His professional highlights include being a faculty member for the Envirovet Institute (an ecosystem veterinary health program); an affiliate instructor at the Wildlife Health Center at the UC Davis; the Director of Veterinary Programs for the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s California Condor Reintroduction Program; veterinary coordinator for the Condor Release Program in Baja, Mexico; and the veterinary advisor for both the California Condor and White Rhinoceros species survival plans. Dr. Zuba consults and lectures internationally on a wide range of subjects including megavertebrate anesthesia and conservation medicine and serves as a scientific advisor for several conservation and educational institutions. He is the founder of In Case of Anesthesia and inventor of megavertebrate anesthetic equipment. He is a principal investigator of a team of international veterinarians who developed anesthetic and laparoscopic protocols to perform surgical contraception procedures in free-ranging African elephants as an alternative to the controversial use of culling for population control.

Topic: Special Medicine for Special Species at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park