Arin Wildmann, DVM


Dr. Arin Wildmann was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. From an early age, she had a passion for animals and the environment. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis; while obtaining this degree, she worked with wild copperhead snakes in an ecological research setting and also gained hand on experience at the Memphis Zoo. After this, she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee. During vet school, she continued her wildlife/zoo/research interests and worked closely with the UTIA Amphibian Disease Laboratory investigating emerging infectious diseases affecting amphibians around the world, the Knoxville Zoo providing care to a multitude of species, the local big cat sanctuary Tiger Haven working with many species of big cats, and provided medical care and rehabilitation to wild black bears at the Appalachian Bear Rescue in preparation for their release back into the wild. Her post-graduate experiences have included a specialty training internship in Arizona where she continued to pursue zoo medicine at the Reid Park Zoo and Tucson Wildlife Center. She is a published author in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. She has worked in various sectors of veterinary medicine, including emergency medicine, shelter medicine, zoo medicine, and general practice over the last few years. She has traveled internationally for veterinary medicine on multiple occasions including Canada, Ecuador, and South Africa, and worked on spay-neuter projects, and wildlife conservation projects. In her home country, she also devotes time to providing veterinary care to underserved communities, including locally in Denver, Colorado where she now resides, and also to the Navajo Nation indigenous communities. In her spare time, she enjoys getting outdoors traveling as much as possible, and spending time with all of her own animals, including 1 dog, 2 cats, and 2 cute guinea pigs.