Doug Whiteside is an Associate Professor of Conservation Medicine at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Senior Staff Veterinarian at the Calgary Zoo. He also is a member of the Wildlife Health & Ecology Research Group and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Biology at the University of Calgary. Doug is the Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group veterinarian for Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums and he is a member of Alberta’s Amphibian and Reptile Specialist Group and the Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Team.
Dr. Whiteside earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) in 1995. After two years in mixed animal practice, he then completed a zoo medicine internship at the Louisville Zoo, followed by a zoo and wildlife medicine and pathology residency at the Toronto Zoo, while concurrently completing a Doctorate in Veterinary Science (DVSc) in Pathobiology from the University of Guelph in 2001. Dr. Whiteside is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management). He is a strong advocate for animal welfare, is active on several national and international committees, and enjoys the clinical, teaching, and research challenges afforded to him by his current positions.
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