Barbara Wolfe

Associate Professor - Clinical,Cheif Science Officer, Columbus Zoo, Aquarium and the Wilds
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Dr. Barbara Wolfe is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She holds a joint appointment with the School of Environment and Natural Resources and serves as chief science officer for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Wilds, a 10,000-acre wildlife conservation and research center. A diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine, Dr. Wolfe has previously served as a clinical veterinarian and researcher for the National Zoo, the Wilds, the Columbus Zoo, and the North Carolina Zoological Park. She is chairman of the editorial board of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, veterinary advisor to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Indian Rhino and Antelope Taxon Advisory Groups, and past chair of the Morris Animal Foundation Wildlife Scientific Advisory board. She has conducted research and conservation projects throughout North America, Thailand, Laos, China, and Costa Rica and specializes in wildlife health, stress, and reproductive physiology and conservation medicine in species as diverse as freshwater mussels and elephants. Dr. Wolfe earned her D.V.M. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.