The attending veterinarian for the turtles is “Dr. Tom” deMaar, Senior Veterinarian at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX. Dr. Tom became a veterinarian to dedicate his life to wildlife and ecosystem conservation. Dr. Tom is a graduate of the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. His experience includes wildlife and zoological medicine, international agriculture development, environmental research, wildlife rehabilitation, and conservation education in the USA, Mexico, Uganda, Pakistan and Kenya.
Favorite Sea Turtle Species
Dr. Tom likes all sea turtles; he was “green” before green was fashionable and sea turtles are definitely green.