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Vet Med dean to talk about elephant experiences

March 29, 2013

Dr. Mark Stetter, Dean of CSU's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will share stories about his love for elephants during an Africa Week talk.

Stetter’s presentation – “From Elephants to elementary education: How can we protect Africa’s wildlife?” – will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Room 230 in the Lory Student Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Stetter joined CSU on July 1, 2012, following a 15-year career with Walt Disney Co. where his most recent position was Director of Animal Operations. At Disney, he oversaw the overall health and daily care of the approximately 15,000 animals in the Disney programs and parks around the world and the international wildlife research and conservation programs that Disney sponsors and supports.

Elephant expert

He is also president and founder of the Elephant Population Management Program and has served as chair for the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Research Committee.  Mark received his D.V.M. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center, a residency with the Wildlife Conservation Society and is board certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine.

The program is sponsored by Africans United, OneHealth Club, Wildlife Disease Association, Animal Care Program, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.