Capacity Building Efforts Underway at Lwiro Primate Sanctuary

Capacity Building Efforts Underway at Lwiro Primate Sanctuary By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors mentors the next generation of wildlife health experts in the region by sponsoring educational training programs in close cooperation with African schools and universities, and by supporting its staff in professional continuing education. In an effort to expand capacity building efforts in DRC, Gorilla Doctors partnered with Lwiro Primate Sanctuary (CRPL) and hired veterinarian […]

Drs. Fred and Ricky Attend AAZV Conference in Dallas, Texas

Drs. Fred and Ricky Attend AAZV Conference in Dallas, Texas By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Blog.

In late September, Drs. Fred and Ricky made the long trip from Uganda to Dallas, Texas for the 49th annual American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) conference at the Dallas Zoo. Generous Gorilla Doctors supporters Barbara and Lewis Hollweg hosted our Uganda Field Vets while they were in Dallas and our team would like to […]

Generous Donor Supports Young Veterinarians in Rwanda

Generous Donor Supports Young Veterinarians in Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 in Blog.

How can a simple conversation between friends result in changing the lives of mountain gorillas, veterinary students, and local Rwandan communities? Ask Michelle Olenick and she’ll tell you. Michelle, a local Los Angeles resident, learned of Gorilla Doctors over lunch with a friend when she was sharing photos from her trip to Africa.  Michelle first […]

Gorilla Doctors Welcomes New Veterinarians to the Team

Gorilla Doctors Welcomes New Veterinarians to the Team By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, July 10th, 2015 in Blog.

The Gorilla Doctors family is excited to welcome two new field veterinarians in Rwanda, Drs. Gaspard and Jean-Claude! Both vets have just completed an eight-month internship, working under our Rwanda field veterinarians and gaining valuable experience conducting health checks, medical interventions, necropsies, domestic animal surgeries, lab work, and data collection. Drs. Gaspard and Jean-Claude’s extended […]

Dr. Eddy Attends Board Meeting, Fundraiser, and AAZV Conference in the United States

Dr. Eddy Attends Board Meeting, Fundraiser, and AAZV Conference in the United States By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 27th, 2014 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy will soon make the long journey home to Goma, DRC, but the Head Field Vet has certainly had an exciting three weeks in the United States as his travels brought him to Houston, Texas for the Gorilla Doctors board meeting and fundraiser gala at the Houston Zoo, and to Orlando, Florida for the […]

Dr. Tanja Zabka Teaches Wildlife Pathology in Uganda

Dr. Tanja Zabka Teaches Wildlife Pathology in Uganda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 20th, 2014 in Blog.

Capacity building continues to be a primary objective of the Gorilla Doctors work and we are continually mentoring the next generation of wildlife health experts in Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC. This year, Gorilla Doctors hosted a 6-month sabbatical for Roche Pharmaceuticals Veterinary Pathologist Dr. Tanja Zabka, to teach wildlife pathology to staff, students and […]

Spotlight on Dr. Noel, Rwanda Field Veterinarian

Spotlight on Dr. Noel, Rwanda Field Veterinarian By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 13th, 2014 in Blog.

Dr. Jean Bosco Noheli, better known by his colleagues as Dr. Noel, appreciates every day he spends as a Field Veterinarian with the Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda. “This is a commitment. Our work is motivating. When you do it, you are always proud. It’s something that makes you happy every day.” Everyday is a new […]

Interns Gain Unique Insight into Gorilla Doctors Work in Rwanda

Interns Gain Unique Insight into Gorilla Doctors Work in Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in Blog.

Mentoring the next generation of wildlife health experts in Africa is a top priority for Gorilla Doctors. Thanks to a generous donation by attendees of our inaugural Gorilla Love fundraising event in Beverly Hills last November, we have been able to host two veterinary interns at our Regional Headquarters in Musanze, Rwanda. Both young men […]

Spotlight on Dr. Eddy Kambale, DRC Head Field Vet

Spotlight on Dr. Eddy Kambale, DRC Head Field Vet By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy in the Virunga National Park plane as they transfer a Grauer’s gorilla to the GRACE sanctuary. For Dr. Eddy Kambale, Gorilla Doctors’ Head Veterinarian in the Democratic Republic of Congo, no two work days are ever the same. One day Dr. Eddy may find himself caring for the orphaned gorillas at the Senkwekwe […]

Dr. Julius Studies Bat Genetics at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Dr. Julius Studies Bat Genetics at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 15th, 2014 in Blog.

Dr. Julius Nziza, Gorilla Doctors Research Project Coordinator for PREDICT Rwanda, is wrapping up an interesting six-week stint in Chicago where he’s studied the genetics of bat species in Rwanda and curating techniques at The Field Museum of Natural History. Dr. Julius is working with Dr. Bruce Patterson, the MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Dr. Bill […]