Dr. Shannon Ferrell: A new addition to the CWHC-Quebec / CQSAS team
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shannon Ferrell will join the team of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative – Quebec / Centre québécois sur la santé de la faune. Shannon will actually pursue his residency program in anatomic pathology within our group in order to favour his training in the field of wildlife pathology. Shannon has been working in the field of zoological medicine/wildlife conservation for over 25 years. He started his journey doing marine mammal necropsies in Texas as an undergraduate student and then as a summer pathology trainee at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo while in veterinary school. Following graduation from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, he did two 1-year veterinary internships and a residency in exotic animal/zoo medicine before becoming a diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners- Avian (2001) and the American Board of Zoological Medicine (2004). Following this, he worked as a clinical veterinarian for different institutions, including the Fort Worth Zoo, the Atlantic Veterinary College and the Zoo de Granby. Shannon just completed his first year in anatomic pathology at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire de l’Université de Montréal. Throughout his professional career, Shannon has engaged in numerous conservation projects in multiple countries (elephants in Indonesia; reptiles in Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, India, China, and Thailand) and has many related publications in both scientific journals and reference texts. The CWHC will benefit from Shannon’s significant expertise in the field of wildlife health. We wish him success during the next two years of his program during which he will contribute to the promotion of wildlife conservation and health.