The Veterinarian

Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Jaguar (Panthera onca), root canal surgery, Belize
Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Jaguar (Panthera onca), root canal surgery, Belize

She completed her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) at Cornell University with a dual degree in Biology and Animal Science and continued onwards at Cornell University to acquire her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Dr. Wild fulfilled her internship training at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio, and then received her Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Minnesota. She balances her Western medicine practices with Traditional Chinese Medicine in an effort to blend both methodologies. (In fact, she’s the first veterinary acupuncturist of elephants in the past 3,000 years).

Dr. Wild is a published genetics researcher (PLoS & JAVMA) and integrates her research background to screen zoonotic disease transmission amongst wildlife, domestic animals, and people. To help maintain a healthy planet, she monitors herd and individual health for rising epidemics.

Having been inspired by animals as a child, Dr. Gabby Wild is now herself a National Geographic Kids educator and author. Acclaimed for her role as “the veterinarian” on National Geographic Kid’s Animal Jam, the world’s largest online “playground” with 54 million players, she creates videos about conservation medicine.

When not in the wild, Gabby works as a Wildlife Health Program veterinary for the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo and also serves as an Emergency Room doctor for our less wild furry friends, rides her horse, Bu (who’s been Gabby’s baby since Bu was a year old), and tries to cook. The cooking isn’t usually successful, but we aren’t all as perfect as Mary Poppins.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Cornell University
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), University of Minnesota
  • Bachelors of Science (B.S.), Cornell University (Dual Degree in Biology and Animal Science with an Honour’s Thesis)
  • Internationally acclaimed wildlife veterinary doctor
  • Certified Chinese Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA)
  • Pediatric care, treatment, and rehabilitation
Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatrensis), Acupuncture Therapy, Sumatra Indonesia
Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatrensis), Acupuncture Therapy, Sumatra Indonesia
Domestic Dog (Canis Lupis Familiaris), C-Section Surgery, New York, New York
Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Gabby’s Dog
Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes), Bottle-Feeding, New York
Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), health check, Sumatra, Indonesia • Focusing on obstetrics, fertility, and reproductive health (theriogenology) for the conservation of endangered species

The Conservationist

Laikipia, Kenya. Studying animal behaviour to aid conservation programs in the wild and improve behavioural enrichment for captive wildlife.
Sumatra, Indonesia

Monitoring herd and population health for epidemics.

Asian Elephant (Elephas Maximus Indicus), Thailand
Laikipia, Kenya
Barred Owl (Strix varia), Rehabilitated Patient with Previous Head Trauma, New York. Owl kissing not advised!
Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia