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Denver Zoological Gardents


The student's duties will include assisting staff veterinarians and technicians as needed with clinical care and pathology. The student will gain skills related to hematology/cytology, anesthesia, radiology, internal medicine, pathology and surgery. This program is clinically based and the case load is variable.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • Felicia Knightly, DVM (senior veterinarian)
  • Deena Brenner, DVM (associate veterinarian)
  • Diana Boon, DVM (associate veterinarian)

Educational Resources

The student will have access to a variety of texts and journals related to the field of zoological medicine and the natural history of the animal collection at the Denver Zoo. The student will be expected to participate in daily case rounds and weekly journal club.


Responsibilities of the student may include, but are not limited to, diagnostic evaluations, necropsy, laboratory procedures, and record keeping under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.

Student Supervision

The student will have direct access to and supervision by a veterinarian for 9 hrs per day and 5 days per week during this clinical experience.



Practice Information

Denver Zoological Gardens
Denver Zoo Department of Animal Health
2300 Steele Street
Denver, CO 80205

PH: 303-376-4996
Fax: 303-376-4991


Updated: 8/13/09
Signature on file: Dr. Felicia Knightly


Denver, CO
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