American Association of Zoo Veterinarians – Sept. 19-23, 2022


Annual meeting, Sept. 19-23, Houston


Dr. Ramer
Dr. Jan Ramer

Emil Dolensek Award
Dr. Jan Ramer (Wisconsin ’95), Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Ramer is senior vice president of animal care and conservation at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Earlier in her career, she served as an associate veterinarian at the Indianapolis Zoo and as the regional veterinary manager for Gorilla Doctors, caring for sick and wounded mountain gorillas in Africa. Known for her contributions to conservation efforts, Dr. Ramer has also served as director of conservation medicine for The Wilds, a nonprofit safari park and conservation center in Ohio. She is a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine.


Dr. Tuttle
Dr. Allison Tuttle
Dr. Deem
Dr. Sharon Deem

Drs. Allison Tuttle, Mystic, Connecticut, president; Sharon Deem, St. Louis, president-elect; Sam Rivera, Atlanta, vice president; Julie Swenson, Walnut Springs, Texas, secretary; John Sykes, New York City, treasurer; and Michelle Davis, New York City, immediate past president

A version of this article appears in the December 2022 print issue of JAVMA.