Dr. Allison Peterson (2017-2018)
Dr. Peterson completed her internship with the AAH Program in 2018. Her research involved the detection and identification of papilloma virus in dolphins which lead to a presentation at the 2018 IAAAM conference. She continued on her training after her internship at AAH, to the Baltimore National Aquarium. During her time there, she completed a one year fellowship working with the wide range of species from bats to puffins to skates and so many more. In addition, Dr. Peterson developed a research project about gastrointestinal disease in Milky Tree Frogs. She will be presenting her findings at ExoticsCon in 2019. Dr. Peterson valued her educational and hands on experience with the aquatic and terrestrial animals at the National Aquarium and looks forward to using what she learned in the future. Following this fellowship, Dr. Peterson has moved onto an internship at the Jacksonville Zoo. She is look forward to continuing to strengthen her skills as a clinician at the zoo and being a Florida resident again!
Dr. Lindsey Waxman (2016-2017)
Dr. Waxman’s internship at AAH gave her a wide range of experiences in fish, manatee and cetacean health. Her research included the basic groundwork of detecting herpes virus in bottlenose dolphins in which she presented at IAAAM that year. Subsequent to her internship at UF, she obtained an associate veterinarian position at Miami Seaquarium. During her time at Miami, Dr. Waxman was able to assist with many manatee rehabilitation efforts and offer assistance in a wide case load for the Miami Seaquarium residents. Currently, Dr. Waxman is now happy to be back at the Florida Aquarium (FLAQ) as an associate veterinarian where she helps manage their growing collection and their new sea turtle rehabilitation hospital. The UF AAH Program looks forward to continue working with Dr. Waxman at FLAQ.
Dr. Bryan Vorbach (2014-2016)