Peter DiGeronimo, DVM
Dr. Pete earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He completed two minor concentrations in anthropology and environmental studies and studied abroad in Italy, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. His undergraduate honors thesis was an ethogram-based behavioral study of zoo-housed tamarins and marmosets.
Dr. Pete went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, completing externships in zoo and wildlife medicine in Philadelphia, Texas, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. He worked in small animal (dog & cat) and exotics practice in New Jersey for 5 years before completing a 1-year internship in zoological medicine in Louisiana.
Dr. Pete completed a Master’s degree in biodiversity, wildlife & ecosystem health through the University of Edinburgh with a thesis on the conservation of alligator snapping turtles. He has done research with captive and free-ranging wildlife and has worked as an exotics clinician at a teaching hospital and as the veterinarian for an aquarium.
Dr. Pete has taught zoo, wildlife, exotics and aquatics medicine to both veterinary students and undergraduates, including the wildlife courses offered by Loop Abroad in Australia and Thailand.