Dr. Ilze Berzins works as an aquatic health consultant through One World, One Water, One Health, LLC. She most recently served as the Executive Vice President for Animal Health, Conservation, and Research at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Prior to this position, she was the Vice President of Biological Operations and Veterinarian at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida for over 12 years. Research opportunities have taken Dr. Berzins around the world, and she has held several teaching positions including a current appointment with the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida.
Dr. Berzins holds both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Biology from Stanford University, a PhD in Zoology from University of California, Berkeley, and a DVM from the University of California, Davis. She completed a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship program in Comparative Pathology from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore and she is currently working on a Masters of Public Health.
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