Julie  Sheldon

Julie Sheldon

With a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences, work on manatee research, sea turtle rehab, and volunteering in zoo medicine wards and endangered species educational facilities Julie is dedicated to wildlife medicine. From field work in seal and sea lion rehabilitation, medical procedures and research at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito; to wild giant tortoises in the Galapagos with Dr. Deem in South Africa, various zoos and marine mammal centers, she also studies disease processes in many different wildlife species at the Wildlife Disease Laboratory at the San Diego Zoo. Her extensive background brings the reality, challenges and responsibilities of being wildlife vet and field studies. Julie is one of three presidents of WAAM at UC Davis, coordinating field trips, speakers, wet labs, fundraising, and planning the annual symposium with a goal to be board certified in zoo and wildlife medicine, and wildlife health and public education both in the US and abroad.