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Jonathan Sleeman

Title:Center Director
Phone No.: (608) 270-2401

Read the WDIN Wildlife Health Newsmaker Interview with Dr. Sleeman
NWHC Welcomes New Center Director May 2009

Education and/or Training

BA 1989 University of Cambridge Zoology
Vet MB 1992 University of Cambridge Veterinary Medicine
Dipl. ACZM 2002 American College of Zoological Medicine Diplomate Zoological Medicine
MA 2004 University of Cambridge Master of Arts

Areas of specialization and or research interests

Epidemiology of wildlife diseases
Conservation medicine
Zoological medicine

Professional Experience

2009 – Present U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center Director, U.S. Department of the Interior
2003 – Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee
2001 – Present Adjunct Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
2005 – 2009 Wildlife Veterinarian, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
2001 – 2005 Director of Veterinary Services, Wildlife Center of Virginia
1997 – 2000 Postdoctoral Fellow/Clinical Instructor, Zoological and Wildlife Medicine, Colorado State University

Honors and/or Awards

Presidential Service Award 2006 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Invited speaker/lecturer 2005 College of Veterinary Medicine , University of Illinois Chicago, IL
Invited Speaker 2002 College of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
Fellow 2000 Gerald Durrell Memorial Fund
Distinguished lecturer 1997 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
Member 1995 Phi Zeta Honour Society
Award 1992-1993 Fulbright Scholarship Cambridge, England

Selected Publications

Sleeman, J. M., Howell, J. E., Knox, W. M., & Stenger, P. J. Incidence of hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer is associated with winter and summer climatic conditions. EcoHealth. In print.

Sleeman, J. M., Brown, J. D, Steffen, D., Jones, D., Robertson, J. & Holladay, S. Relationships among aural abscesses, organochlorine compounds and vitamin A in free-ranging eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2008, 44(4): 922-929.

Joyner, P. H., Kelly, S., Shreve, A. A., Snead, S. E., Sleeman, J. M. & Pettit, D. A. West Nile virus in raptors from Virginia during 2003: Clinical, diagnostic and epidemiologic findings. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2006, 42(2): 335-344.

Sleeman, J. M. Disease risk assessment of African great apes using Geographic Information Systems. EcoHealth. 2005, 2 (3): 222-227.

Sleeman, J. M., Meader, L. L., Mudakikwa, A. B., Foster, J. W. & Patton, S. Gastrointestinal parasites of mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei) from the Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2000, 31(3): 322-328.

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