Dr. Sharon  Deem

Dr. Sharon Deem

Wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist at the Saint Louis Zoo, Sharon is a leader in conservation medicine. Dr. Deem has worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society and Smithsonian National Zoo and lived and worked in the Galapagos for three years as the veterinary epidemiologist for the Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute Center for Avian Health in the Galapagos. Sharon has conducted conservation and research projects in 30 countries around the world, from health-monitoring program for gorillas in central Africa, to sea turtles to maned wolves in Bolivia to health care of working elephants in Myanmar. Her interests in wildlife veterinary medicine focus on the spread of disease between domestic animals and wildlife and the health impact of environmental changes and human contact on wild speciesShe is the author of over 75 referred articles, 15 book chapters, and numerous non-referred papers. Sharon has a special fondness for elephants, sea turtles and jaguars