Veterinary Medicine Lecture on Elephants

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Are you curious about veterinary medicine or wildlife conservation? Join Delaware Valley University to hear a guest lecture from Dr. Erica Ward, a veterinarian who has experience caring for elephants in Thailand. Dr. Ward will visit the University to lecture on elephant management and medicine. The public educational event, "Introduction to Management & Veterinary Care of Elephants," will be held on Tuesday, March 5 in the Life Sciences Building auditorium from 3:05 to 4 p.m. All are welcome. 

Dr. Ward grew up in rural Michigan where she was never far from animals. She found her passion for conservation, travel and animal health at a young age. Dr. Ward has participated in conservation, veterinary, and eco-tourism programs in Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Greece, Thailand, South Africa, and Costa Rica. 

While attending veterinary school at Michigan State University, she developed a deep passion for elephant medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, she moved to Thailand to work as a full-time veterinarian at a world-renowned elephant sanctuary. She worked at the facility for just under three years before finding a dream job that brings three of her favorite passions together veterinary medicine, teaching, and travel. Dr. Ward is currently the head veterinarian and academic director of Loop Abroad, a company that specializes in providing study abroad opportunities to pre-veterinary and veterinary students all over the world.  

In 2017, Dr. Ward also founded a nonprofit organization dedicated to veterinary outreach for elephants, wildlife and domestic animals in Thailand and around the world.