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Specialty: Mammals Small and Exotic

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Darryl Heard

Board Certification

  • American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) Zoo Medicine, 1995


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Florida, 1994
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS), Murdoch University, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Murdoch University, 1979

Current Professional Activities

  • Associate Professor Zoological Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
Other Appointments
  • Veterinarian for Central Florida Zoo, Sanford, Florida, 1991 - present.
  • Veterinarian for Lubee Bat Conservancy, LaCrosse, Florida, 1992 - present.
  • Veterinarian for Santa Fe teaching Zoo, Gainesville, Florida, 1992 - present.
  • Veterinarian for the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoo, 2001- present.
  • Australia with pride and the United States by necessity (my vote is a powerful weapon)
Professional Interests
  • Zoological medicine
  • Anesthesia and Immobilization of Nondomestic Animals
  • Health issues in free-living wildlife.
Marital Status
  • Happily married to my best friend, Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP.
  • Lillian Meryle Heard (born 10/25/1999)
  • Maeve Elizabeth Heard (born 3/5/2002)
  • The great outdoors
  • Diving
  • Road biking - not for a while
  • Travel
  • Reading
Favorite Quote
  • "I would always rather be embarrassed than dead "- attributed to me.
  • "Oh well" - attributed to me.
  • "Fair enough" - attributed to me and many other Australians
What I like Most About VIN
  • Meeting other people.
  • It makes me think, even if my head hurts.
Darryl Heard

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