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Dr. Mike Loomis

Chief Veterinarian

Dr. Mike Loomis is the Chief Veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoo and oversees the division that provides all veterinary medical care for the Zoo’s animal collections. Mike graduated from the University of California, Davis College of Veterinary Medicine and received a masters degree in zoology from Indiana University. He also did an internship at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC. 

Mike’s career has included worked as a veterinarian at both the Los Angeles and San Diego Zoos as well as the N.C. Zoo. He is past president of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and of the American College of Zoological Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a member of the Associate Graduate Faculty and GIS (Geographical Information System) Faculty at North Carolina State University.

As part of his job at N.C. Zoo, Mike developed and coordinates an elephant conservation project in Cameroon, Africa. Launched in 1998, the project’s goals are to determine elephant land use patterns and to evaluate human-elephant interactions around several of Cameroon’s national parks and to find ways to ameliorate negative human-elephant conflicts.

To contact Dr. Mike Loomis:

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 1.800.488.0444 or 336-879-7631

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North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, North Carolina