Sharon Deem DVM, PhD, DACZM

Sharon Deem DVM, PhD, DACZM

Sharon has conducted conservation and research projects in 30 countries around the world.

Wildlife Veterinarian and Epidemiologist
Conservation Medicine
Geoscience

St. Louis Zoo (Institute for Conservation Medicine)

  • Keywords:
    Conservation medicine, wildlife health, veterinary epidemiology, One Health

  • Research:
    Sharon has conducted conservation and research projects in 30 countries around the world. A few of her research projects include a health-monitoring program for gorillas in central Africa, health assessments of sea turtles in Africa and the Americas, avian and tortoise studies in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and studying box turtle health and ecology in Saint Louis. Her interests in wildlife veterinary medicine focus on the spread of disease between domestic animals and wildlife and the health impact of environmental changes and human contact on wild species.