ICARE 2017 web

International Conference on Avian heRpetological and Exotic mammal medicine

March 25th - 29th, 2017

Paul Gibbons

Paul Gibbons 2016
Dr. Paul Gibbons is the Chief Operating Officer of the Turtle Conservancy and Managing Director and veterinarian of the Behler Chelonian Center in Ojai California. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1994. He later completed a residency in avian, herpetological, and non-domestic mammal medicine at University of California–Davis followed by a Master of Science emphasizing diagnostic assay validation and wildlife disease ecology.
His work experience is diverse and includes research with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Geological Survey, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and University of California–Davis Wildlife Health Center as well as veterinary consultation and private practice at locations throughout the United States. Dr. Gibbons is Past-President of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians and served as Chair the committee to create the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners reptile and amphibian specialty. His work is published in numerous scientific journals, conference proceedings, and lay periodicals, and he has been an invited educator at professional conferences and conservation facilities in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and throughout North America. In 2009, Paul was selected by his peers as Exotic DVM of the Year. He currently serves the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as program leader of the Ploughshare Tortoise Species Survival Plan, member of the Radiated Tortoise SSP Advisory Committee, and on the Steering Committee of the Chelonian Advisory Group. He is a member of the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group.


We want to express our thanks to the Sponsors for the invaluable support and contribution they are providing to the realization of the 3rd ICARE

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The EAAV thanks all sponsors of the EAAV Gerlach Gylstorff Fund

 Platinum Donor
(Exclusive Sponsor of the EAAV Research Grant)



Silver Donor
(Sponsor of the EAAV Student Master Class)




Bronze Donors
(Sponsors of the EAAV Helga Gerlach Student Prizes, the EAAV Student Master Class and the EAAV Gylstorff Travel Grants)






December 15th, 2016
Opening registration

March 25th, 2017
Beginning ICARE 2017



  • European Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
  • Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • European College of Zoological Medicine
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