Kimberly Vinette Herrin, DVM


Dr. Kimberly Vinette Herrin graduated from Colorado State University in 1995 and has since pursued a career in zoo and wildlife medicine. Kimberly has been a veterinary officer for Taronga Zoo since 2006. She came to Taronga Zoo after gaining over eight years of zoo medicine experience as a veterinarian at Gladys Porter Zoo in the South of Texas and Ocean Park aquarium in Hong Kong. She has a strong interest in conservation medicine and is passionate about post-graduate training of foreign veterinarians. Research endeavors include participating as the attending veterinarian on subantarctic research projects assessing elephant seals and sea lions and satellite tracking marine turtles rehabilitated through Taronga Wildlife Hospital. Kimberly has extensive experience working wildlife and teaching students in international settings, including Congo Republic, Indonesia, Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico and the sub-Antarctic. Her passion for travel and adventure has encouraged her to become a flying veterinarian to further support her conservation efforts.