Elizabeth Marie Rush

ELIZABETH MARIE RUSH, BS, DVM, DACZM

 

ACZM board certified: 2013 (Zoo)

Wildlife Conservation Society-Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY* Clinical Resident: July 1999-2001

The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY * Intern in Medicine and Surgery: June 1998-July

1999 (Trained in diagnostic imaging performance/interpretation by ACVR specialists: Jan-Dec 2000)

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine * DVM -Summa Cum Laude – June 1998

Auburn University, * BS Animal Sciences, Magna Cum Laude – March 1995

 

November 2017-present. Veterinarian at Crossroads Animal Hospital in Moody, AL.

  • Manage medical and surgical cases (small and exotic animal), specialist for exotic/wildlife

animal species (including NHP and dangerous reptiles) and responsible for safety and regulatory (AVMA, OSHA, USDA, DEA, etc.) compliance.

  • Consultation for private practitioners and wildlife/zoo facilities, private Wildlife rehabilitation.
  • Mentor fourth year veterinary students through externship/preceptor periods with interest in small animal/exotics/wildlife medicine and surgery.

October 2017-present. Consulting veterinarian for the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC. Medical, surgical and preventative care of zoological collection species including pachyderms, hoofstock, marine mammals, fish (aquarium), reptiles/amphibians, avian. Management of public health and zoonosis concerns.

April 2015-present. Imaging staff for Antech Imaging Services. Specializing in diagnostic imaging and telemedicine of zoo, wildlife and exotic pet species. Consult with referring clinics and DVM’s globally on individual cases with respect to images presented. Includes radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

September 2007-present– Wildlife Conservation Veterinarian, Auburn University Indigo

Snake Repatriation Research Project, Environmental Institute.

  • Program veterinarian and primary researcher for project.
  • Responsible for design and oversight of veterinary/medical safety, IACUC and OSHA standards and policies.
  • Work for research fundraising through grants, contracts, collaborations and donations to support key research and program priorities.
  • Developed and supervise student externship program to allow student experience in field, biological, conservation, medical and laboratory research.

October 2007-present: Veterinary Advisor for the Species Survival Plan for Chinese Alligator

  • Responsible for working with SSP coordinator and AZA/SSP institutions to, develop and update the species master plan, and associated fundraising for veterinary/medical/disease concerns through grants, donations and collaborations.
  • Responsible for designation of SSP pathologist, and collaborations for development of maintenance reports and projects to assist with database for species.

2004-present: Wildlife veterinary and venomous/dangerous reptile consultant for US Fish and Wildlife and for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

  • Responsible for the general administration and oversight of a training protocol teaching dangerous reptile handling safety
  • Assist agents with execution of operations to collect/manage dangerous reptiles when needed, and serve as consultant on call

July 2005-present: Associate veterinarian, Animal House Veterinary Clinic

  • Manage medical and surgical cases, specialist for exotic animal species and responsible for the general administration and oversight of financial issues, safety and regulatory 4 (AVMA, OSHA, USDA, DEA, etc.) compliance, facility programs and staff activities.
  • Consultation for private practitioners and wildlife/zoo facilities, private Wildlife rehabilitation.
  • Serve as mentor for fourth year veterinary students through externship/preceptor periods with interest in small animal/exotics/wildlife medicine and surgery.

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