Safari West Presents! Gorilla Doctors

Friday October 28, 2022 | 8:00pm – 8:30pm


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 complimentary to all dinner guests. 

About the Speaker

Gorilla Doctors
Dr. Kirsten Gilardi, Executive Director & Chief Veterinary Officer, Gorilla Doctors. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Nkuringo group, May 2019.

Kirsten V.K. Gilardi, DVM, Dipl. ACZM

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.