Cornelia J. Ketz-Riley obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1992. From 1994-1998, she worked as a clinical instructor at the Small Animal Clinic at the University of Berne, Switzerland. She then completed an internship in zoological medicine at Kansas State University and a residency in zoological medicine at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Oklahoma State University. From 2001-2005, Connie served as the Head Veterinarian at Topeka Zoo as well as an Clinical Assistant Professor at Kansas State. Entering academia full-time in 2005, she remained at Kansas State until 2008 when she became the Head of the Avian, Exotic, and Zoo Medicine Service at Oklahoma State University, where she worked until 2014. Dr. Ketz became board certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2010. Connie is currently a veterinary advisor of the Felid Taxon Advisory Group, the Pallas’s Cat Conservation Group, and the Colobus Monkey Species Survival Plan of the Association of Zoo and Aquariums.
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