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Kristina M. Delaski, DVM, DACZM

Associate Veterinarian

Positions

Professional Biography

  • Kristi Delaski is a veterinarian with NZCBI’s Department of Conservation Medicine (DCM) at the Front Royal campus. DCM functions to optimize the health and well-being of the animal collection housed at Front Royal, provide veterinary expertise and support for SCBI-based research programs, and advance the health and welfare of zoo animals and wildlife. Dr. Delaski coordinates preventive medicine for the collection animals, manages the veterinary student education program, and conducts clinical research to better understand and care for captive wildlife. In addition to caring for the collection animals, Dr. Delaski also serves as a Veterinary Advisor for the Red Panda Species Survival Plan through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She is an active member of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and the Wildlife Disease Association. She has worked as a clinical veterinarian at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the University of Illinois Zoo Medicine Service. Dr. Delaski received her bachelors in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Findlay in 2003, and her DVM from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After spending time in private practice, she completed a clinical veterinary internship at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Dr. Delaski became certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2018.