michelle szydlowski

Michelle Szydlowski, AAS, BA, CVT, MA (Distinction)

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Classes/Rotations Taught:
Office Managment.
Avian/Reptile Medicine.
Pre-Clinical Surgical Rotations.

Additional Duties:
Oversight of avian, reptile, and amphibian collection.

Michelle graduated from UNC in 1990 with a BA in English and Theater, specializing in Secondary Education. She has taught at the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Colorado History Museum. Active as a volunteer with a variety of animal services for years, Michelle changed careers and went into small animal and exotic practice. She spent several years in wild bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Michelle celebrated her 23rd year of volunteering with the Denver Zoo in January 2018, where she works with Black Rhinos and River Hippos. She has traveled numerous times to Nepal to do conservation training and work with Greater One-Horned Rhinos and Asian Elephants. Michelle completed her MA in Anthrozoology in 2017 after intensive fieldwork in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Michelle has been accepted into the PhD program at the University of Exeter. Michelle is a member of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) and the Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics (EASE) group. Instructor since 2015.

Special Interests:
Greater one-horned rhino conservation in Nepal.
Orphaned wildlife in Nepal.
Conservation travel.
Katie Adamson Conservation Fund.
Longhopes Donkey Shelter.

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