Conservation Dinner Series: Kirsten Gilardi of Gorilla Doctors joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about gorillas. The conservation dinner series is complementary to all dinner guests. If you’d do not have a dinner reservation and would like to join, please book here. The conservation dinner series is sponsored by the Safari West Wildlife Foundation (SWWF).
About the Speaker
Kirsten Gilardi is a wildlife veterinarian and Co-Director of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center (WHC) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She serves as the US Director of Gorilla Doctors, an international team of veterinarians providing life-saving care to wild eastern gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and DR Congo. She earned her DVM at UC Davis in 1993, completed a residency in Medical Primatology at the California National Primate Research Center (Davis, CA), and joined the staff of the WHC in 1998. In 2001 she became board-certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine, and she is a past President of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians.