Distinguished Alumni Award
Presented June 7, 2008
Oath and Hooding Ceremony
Scott B. Citino, DVM
Dr. Scott B. Citino graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and went on to complete an internship in zoological medicine at the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. in 1984. After his internship, Dr. Citino served as staff veterinarian and head of the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the Miami Metrozoo in Florida. In 1990 Dr. Citino returned to the National Zoological Park as an associate veterinarian and hospital administrator. He became a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 1991. Since 1993 he has held the position of staff veterinarian at the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, Florida. As part of his many responsibilities there he also serves as a clinical associate professor for the zoological program at the University of Florida, mentoring residents at the Conservation Center. In addition, he holds an adjunct clinical faculty position at the University of Miami College of Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathology.
Dr. Citino has a remarkable record of scientific inquiry and publication. His research interests include anesthesia, infectious and non-infectious disease, and reproductive physiology of captive and free-ranging wildlife. His curriculum vitae features over 50 refereed reports and an additional 65 publications on a variety of zoological and wildlife topics.
Dr. Citino is an active contributor to his discipline, having served a number of leadership roles in the American College of Zoological Medicine and the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians as secretary, vice-president, and president. He is a reviewer for and associate editor of the Journal of Zoological and Wildlife Medicine. He serves on a number of scientific advisory boards including the International Rhino Foundation, the International Wildlife Institute, and the Morris Animal Foundation. In addition, Dr. Citino is the veterinary advisor for the Okapi and Cheetah Species Survival Plans.
Dr. Citino's exceptional career in zoological medicine was recognized in 2007 when he received the American Association of Zoo Veterinarian's Emil P. Dolensek Award for his exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife.