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Veterinary Medicine Lecture on Elephants

Feb 28, 2019

Veterinary Medicine Lecture on Elephants

Courtesy: Dr. Erica Ward. Dr. Erica Ward, a veterinarian who has experience caring for elephants in Thailand. Dr. Ward will visit the University to lecture on elephant management and medicine.

Are you curious about veterinary medicine or wildlife conservation? Join Delaware Valley University to hear a guest lecture from Dr. Erica Ward, a veterinarian who has experience caring for elephants in Thailand. Dr. Ward will visit the University to lecture on elephant management and medicine. The public educational event, "Introduction to Management & Veterinary Care of Elephants," will be held on Tuesday, March 5 in the Life Sciences Building auditorium from 3:05 to 4 p.m. All are welcome. 

Dr. Ward grew up in rural Michigan where she was never far from animals. She found her passion for conservation, travel and animal health at a young age. Dr. Ward has participated in conservation, veterinary, and eco-tourism programs in Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Greece, Thailand, South Africa, and Costa Rica. 

While attending veterinary school at Michigan State University, she developed a deep passion for elephant medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, she moved to Thailand to work as a full-time veterinarian at a world-renowned elephant sanctuary. She worked at the facility for just under three years before finding a dream job that brings three of her favorite passions together veterinary medicine, teaching, and travel. Dr. Ward is currently the head veterinarian and academic director of Loop Abroad, a company that specializes in providing study abroad opportunities to pre-veterinary and veterinary students all over the world.  

In 2017, Dr. Ward also founded a nonprofit organization dedicated to veterinary outreach for elephants, wildlife and domestic animals in Thailand and around the world.