Leigh Ann Clayton is Vice President of Animal Care and Welfare at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. Leigh earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Bryn Mawr College, then obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 1997. Dr. Clayton is also board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in both avian medicine and reptilian/amphibian medicine. In addition to her work at the aquarium, Dr. Clayton owns Animal Behavior Consulting of the Chesapeake, which offers behavioral management techniques and teaches basic training and enrichment techniques. Dr. Clayton also currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, and she is also an Executive MBA Candidate at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. Dr. Clayton is also a popular speaker and workshop leader at professional veterinary meetings as well as local pet, wildlife, and animal rescue groups.
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