Kirsten Gilardi, DVM

Executive Director, Gorilla Doctors

Gorilla Doctors is a partnership between the non-profit MGVP, Inc. and the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, housed within the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Our work is divided into six main program areas – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.

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