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Congratulations 2010 New ACZM Diplomates

 | Published on 10/4/2010
New 2010 ACZM Diplomates

Congratulations to the 2010 New ACZM Diplomates – Susan L. Bartlett, Deena Brenner, Timothy A. Georoff, David Sanchez-Milgallon Guzman, Cornelia J. Ketz-Riley, and Hanspeter W. Steinmetz - who passed the ACZM board examination September 30-October 3, 2010 at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Susan (Susie) Bartlett, DVM, DACZM attended Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon receiving her DVM, she completed one year of post-doctorate work at Cornell's aquatic animal health program. She then served as the intern at the Tuft University wildlife clinic. Returning to Cornell University, Susie completed a three year zoological medicine residency. She served on the faculty for one year following the residency, then went on to join Zoo New England as the associate veterinarian, where she is currently employed. Her professional interests include elephant care and management.

Deena Brenner, DVM, DACZM received her DVM from North Carolina State University and went on to complete an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at Purdue University, and a residency in zoological medicine at UC Davis, the Zoological Society of San Diego, and Sea World San Diego. Dr. Brenner has a particular interest in avian and megavertebrate analgesia and anesthesia and is a scientific advisor in anesthesia for the Elephant Population Management Program (EPMP), which focuses on minimally invasive surgical contraception in African elephants. Dr. Brenner is currently an associate veterinarian at the Denver Zoo.

Tim Georoff, VMD, DACZM received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey in 2005, a zoo, exotic and wildlife medicine internship with Oklahoma State University and the Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum in 2006, and a zoological medicine residency with the Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo and Cornell University in 2009. He is currently the associate veterinarian at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.


David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, LV, MS, DECZM (Avian), DACZM received his veterinary degree from the University of Leon, Spain, in 2002. He practiced exotic and small animal medicine in Spain and the United Kingdom until 2004.  He completed an exotic animal medicine and surgery internship at Tufts University in 2005, and a zoological medicine residency combined with a masters in veterinary medical sciences at Louisiana State University in 2008.  He served as a clinical instructor in zoological medicine at the University of Wisconsin until 2010, when he joined the companion avian and exotic pet medicine service at UC Davis. Dr. Guzman has a special research interest in avian therapeutics and infectious diseases, and a strong clinical interest in soft tissue, orthopedic surgery and oncology in exotic animals.


Cornelia (Connie) J. Ketz-Riley, DMV, DVM, DACZM received her veterinary degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1995 and completed her doctoral thesis on macropod necrobacillosis in 1996. She was a clinical instructor in exotic, zoo and wildlife medicine at the University of Berne, Switzerland until 1998. She then completed an internship in zoological medicine at Kansas State University followed by a residency in zoological medicine at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Oklahoma State University. From 2001 to 2005 she was the head veterinarian at the Topeka Zoo and assistant professor at Kansas State University, then from 2005 to 2008 she worked full-time in the zoological medicine service at Kansas State University. Since 2008 she has been head of the zoo, exotic and wildlife medicine service at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her professional activities involving the American Zoo and Aquarium Association include being an accreditation inspector and a veterinary advisor for the Felid TAG, Pallas Cat PMP, and Colobus SSP. Her clinical interests include conservation medicine, animal welfare, and pharmacokinetics of antibiotics, chemotherapeutics, and analgesics/anti-inflammatory drugs.

Hanspeter W. Steinmetz, DMV, M.Sc. WAH, DACZM received his veterinary degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1995 and his doctoral degree from the University of Hannover, Germany in 2000. He obtained his masters in wild animal health from the University of London in 1999. Hanspeter started his clinical veterinary career in large animal practice then worked at the German Primate Center, Zurich Zoo, and Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Zurich. His research interests include stress-related diseases in primates.