Christine Parker-Graham


Christine Parker-Graham is a practicing aquatic veterinarian in the Pacific Northwest specializing in fish and marine mammals. She earned her BA and DVM from University of California, Davis followed by a Zoological Medicine internship at Cornell and an Aquatic Animal Health fellowship at UC Davis. She is a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and certified by the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association. Christine has wide ranging veterinary experience with aquatic animals in ex situ conservation, zoo and aquarium, and free-range settings, including the National Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, Steinhart Aquarium, and the Aquatic Animal Health Lab at UC Davis. She's published several papers and book chapters on the veterinary care of fish and aquatic invertebrates and continues to work on projects to improve health and welfare of aquatic species. Prior to joining the Marine Studies Consortium Christine was a faculty lecturer at California State University, Monterey Bay. Christine is a passionate about teaching and mentoring students in conservation careers.

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