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Specialty: Reptile/Amphibian Medicine

Jim Wellehan
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Brad Lock
Ned Gentz
Robert Schmidt
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Tim Georoff
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Susan Horton
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Jim Wellehan

Board Certification

  • European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM), 2014
  • American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) Microbiology, 2006
  • American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) Zoo Medicine, 2005


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Florida, 2010
  • Internship in Exotic Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph, 2002
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Master of Science (MS), University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bowdoin College, 1992
  • Residency, University of Florida

Current Professional Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Zoological Medicine, University of Florida 2012
Past Professional Activities
  • Clinical Assistant Professor (2010-2012)
  • Clinical Instructor, Zoological Medicine, University of Florida (2005-2010)
  • Intern, Avian and Exotic Medicine and Surgery, University of Guelph (2001-2002)
  • Pre-vet jobs - zookeeper, ski instructor
Marital Status
  • Married to Karen Schaedel, DVM
  • Xavier, born in May 2006
  • Elseya, born March, 2008
  • A lot of lizards, tortoises, and arthropods, 4 cats, a snapping turtle, and a horse.
  • Whatever my kids are into
Favorite Quote
  • "Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the Universe."
    ----- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
What I like Most About VIN
  • Rapid exchange of information
Jim Wellehan

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