Scientists and Staff

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Kirsten Gilardi, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
Associate Director for Global Health
Wildlife Health Center
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, California 95616
(530) 752-4167 (530) 752-3318 fax
kvgilardi -at- ucdavis.edu
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Joe Gaydos, VMD, PhD
Director and Chief Scientist
SeaDoc Society, Orcas Island Office
942 Deer Harbor Rd.
Eastsound, Washington 98245
(360) 376-3910 (360) 376-3909 fax
jkgaydos -at- ucdavis.edu
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Gary Greene, PhD
Scientist
Seafloor Habitat Mapping Lab
SeaDoc Society, Orcas Island Office
942 Deer Harbor Rd.
Eastsound, Washington 98245
(360) 376-3910 (360) 376-3909 fax
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John Aschoff
Visiting Scientist
Seafloor Habitat Mapping Lab
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Jean Lyle
Development and Program Assistant
SeaDoc Society, Orcas Island Office
942 Deer Harbor Rd.
Eastsound, Washington 98245
(360) 376-3910 (360) 376-3909 fax
jmlyle -at- ucdavis.edu
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Joe Thoron
Communications Director
SeaDoc Society, Orcas Island Office
942 Deer Harbor Rd.
Eastsound, Washington 98245
(360) 376-3910 (360) 376-3909 fax
jbthoron -at- ucdavis.edu

Summer Interns: Each summer SeaDoc brings one or more third-year veterinary students to Orcas Island to assist with research projects, often in conjunction with the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor. See more at our Interns page.

Administrative Support at UC Davis Wildlife Health Center

  • Matt Blake, Chief Operating Officer
  • Lavonne Hull, Manager
  • Lori Faherty, Account Manager
  • Justin Cox, Content Marketing Manager
  • Katherine Leasure, Administrative Assistant

Note: E-mail addresses are formatted the way they are to prevent them from being collected by spam programs. The real format is, of course, name@ucdavis.edu. You can also use our contact form.

Advisory Bodies

The SeaDoc Society’s success depends on the dedicated involvement of our stakeholder Board of Directors and our scientific advisors.

The SeaDoc Society is a non-profit program of the Wildlife Health Center, a center of excellence at the world-renowned UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The Wildlife Health Center develops and administers innovative programs that create solutions for threatened wildlife and their ailing ecosystems around the world. SeaDoc Society was founded in 1999 with a private gift to the Wildlife Health Center from concerned citizens who recognized the Inland Waters of the Pacific Northwest are experiencing an unprecedented health crisis. This unique marine ecosystem is surrounded by nearly 6 million people. Consequently, marshes and mudflats have been paved, rocky shorelines replaced by bulkheads, flowing rivers interrupted by dams, and native fish harvested to the brink of extinction. We are funded through a unique public/private partnership. As part of UC Davis, we’re able to leverage the intellectual and organizational capital of a leading research university. And as a non-profit organization that gets much of its funding from individuals, foundations, and research contracts, we’re intimately tied to the people and regions we serve.

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