Scientific Advisory Committee


James F. Peddie, DVM
Distinguished Faculty Chair and Staff Veterinarian, Retired
Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program
Moorpark College

Linda Reeve Peddie, DVM
Veterinarian (Retired)


Committee Members:

Barbara Baker, DVM
President & CEO
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Tim Binder
Executive Vice President of Animal Care
Shedd Aquarium

David R. Blasko
Director of Animal Care
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage

Theodore Friend, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Animal Behavior & Wellbeing
Texas A&M University

Daniel Garcia Parraga, DVM, DECAAH, DECZM
Director of Animal Health
Oceanográfic Valencia

Ramiro Isaza, DVM, MS, MPH, DACZM
Professor of Zoological Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Wendy K. Kiso, Ph.D.
Director of Conservation and Research
Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation

Xavier Manteca Vilanova, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Animal and Feed Science
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

James F. McBain, DVM
Veterinary Consultant

Ken Ramirez
Executive Vice President & Chief Training Officer
Karen Pryor Clicker Training

Tracy Romano, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist & Vice President of Research
Mystic Aquarium

F. William Zeigler
Senior Vice President of Animal Programs
Chicago Zoological Society



Joe M. Howell, DVM
President, Western Veterinary Conference
Past President and Chairman of Board, American Veterinary Medical Association

Bernard E. Rollin, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Animal Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University Bioethicist
Colorado State University