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Manuel García Hartmann, DVM

  • Study of Biology and Chemistry, University Frankfurt, Germany, 1982-1983
  • Graduated in Veterinary Medicine, University Giessen, Germany, 1988
  • Research Veterinarian of the Delft Dolphin Research Team, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands, 1988-1994
  • Pathologist of the Dutch Marine Mammals Strandings Network, National Museum of Natural History “Naturalis”, The Netherlands, 1989-2004
  • Veterinarian at the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre Pieterburen, The Netherlands, 1991-1992
  • Senior Veterinarian at the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre Pieterburen, The Netherlands, 1993-1994
  • Senior Veterinarian at the Zoo Duisburg, Germany, 1994-2008
  • Veterinarian at Marineland Antibes, France, 2008 - present
  • Certification as “Specialist in Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine”, 2003
  • Occasional consultancies on marine mammal and exotic animal medicine

 

Functions:

  • Studbook keeper of the European Studbook for Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), 1997 - present
  • EEP studbook keeper of the European Studbook for Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of the European Association for Zoos and Aquaria, 1997 - present
  • Information coordinator of the zoological gardens of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, and liason with Dutch zoological gardens (and EAZA, WAZA and EAZWV) in matters related to animal epidemics like highly infectious avian influenza (HPAI; bird influenza, fowl plague) and foot and mouth disease (FMD), 2001 - present
  • Member of the editorial board of the peer reviewed journal Aquatic Mammals, the oldest European journal on marine mammal science, 2004 - present
  • Member of the Infectious Diseases Working Group of the European Asociation of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV), 2002 - present
  • Consulting veterinarian of several European stranding networks for marine mammals

 

Special projects:

  • Veterinarian of stranded cetaceans::
    • Head veterinarian of the rehabilitation of the Risso’s dolphin “Grambo” by Fondazione Cetacea at Cattolica, Italy, 2007
    • Head veterinarian of the rehabilitation of the Risso’s dolphin calf “Mary G” by Fondazione Cetacea Onlus at Riccione, Italy, June 2005 - present
    • Consulting veterinarian of the rehabilitation of the Pilot Whale “Nazaré” in Portugal, 2006
    • many others....
  • Senior veterinarian of the rescue of marine mammals -mainly gray and common seals- at the Shetland oil spill, Shetland, Great Britain, January - March 1993
  • many others...

 

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