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Dr. Tonya M. Clauss

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Director , Animal Health

Georgia Aquarium Inc
225 Baker Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
United States

Company Description: The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world's largest with more than eight million gallons of water and more than 100,000 animals of 500 different...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Veterinarian
    Georgia Aquarium Inc
  • Head Clinical Veterinarian
    Georgia Aquarium Inc
  • Staff Veterinarian
    Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Director of Veterinary Services
    Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary
  • Director of Veterinary Medicine
    Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MS
  • Master of Science degree , Engineering
    University of Florida Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
    University of Florida Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Animal Science and Wildlife Ecology
    University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science degree , Agriculture
    University of Florida
  • DVM
45 Total References
Web References
Georgia Aquarium | Newsroom | Our Experts
www.georgiaaquarium.org, 17 Jan 2014 [cached]
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Tonya M. Clauss
Tonya Clauss Director, Animal Health
As the Director of Animal Health at Georgia Aquarium, Dr. Tonya Clauss serves as the head clinical veterinarian. She supervises a team of 7 staff and manages daily operations in the veterinary diagnostic laboratory and hospital.
Clauss received dual bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation from the University of Florida in 1996 and 1997 with a minor in chemistry. In 2003, she received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine and received the Learner Family Wildlife Conservation Award for excellence in wildlife and zoological medicine. In 2004, she finished a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences with a focus on Wetland’s Ecology.
Clauss’ veterinary medicine career began in 1994 when she started working as a veterinary assistant for the Williston Veterinary Clinic in Florida. She also worked as a veterinary and research assistant at the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine from 1995 - 2002. After graduation from veterinary school in 2003, Clauss accepted a position as staff veterinarian at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. In early 2004, she was hired as director of veterinary services for Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary, a wildlife rehabilitation facility also in Sarasota. While at this position, Clauss became a research affiliate at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, a position she held until December 2007. In February 2005, Clauss began working at the Georgia Aquarium as an associate veterinarian and assistant manager of veterinary services. She was promoted to Chief Veterinarian and Manager of Clinical Services in 2007. In January 2012, she was promoted to Director, Animal Health.
Clauss has received specialized training in numerous areas such reptile critical care, immunology for aquatic animals and aquatic invertebrate medicine. She teaches veterinary courses at institutions such as University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, University of Florida, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and MARVET at St. Matthews University in Grand Cayman. Clauss is an author or coauthor on numerous scientific articles as well as two book chapters. She has participated in or directed numerous scientific studies with animals including sea turtles, sharks and penguins. Based on her accomplishments since graduating from veterinary and graduate school, she was awarded an Outstanding Young Alumnus award from the University of Florida in 2009.
Clauss is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Zoological Veterinarians, the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. She currently serves as a student liaison committee member for the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine and is a research committee member at the Georgia Aquarium.
New appointment - Dr Tonya Clauss DVM, MS - Director of Veterinary Medicine
www.pelicanman.org, 20 Nov 2005 [cached]
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TONYA CLAUSS, DVM, MSDIRECTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
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Tonya Clauss, DVM, MS, became the sanctuary's full-time Director of Veterinary Medicine on November 15. She previously served as staff veterinarian at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota.Dr. Clauss will supervise all veterinary care at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, working with two part-time veterinarians and an eight-person hospital staff.Dr. Clauss earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Florida with specializations in Animal Science and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, a Master of Science degree in Engineering, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida Department of Veterinary Medicine.
Georgia Aquarium - Nandi The Manta Ray - Meet the Team
www.georgiaaquarium.org, 17 Jan 2014 [cached]
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www.georgiaaquarium.org, 19 June 2011 [cached]
Dr. Tonya Clauss Georgia Aquarium at Pemberton Place
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Tonya M. Clauss
As Chief Veterinarian for the Georgia Aquarium, Dr. Tonya Clauss serves as the head clinical veterinarian, managing all clinical cases, including the treatment room and surgery suite.
Clauss received her first bachelor’s in Animal Biology from the University of Florida in 1996 and her second bachelor’s in wildlife ecology and chemistry in 1997. In 2003, Clauss received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Florida. Clauss completed one more year to graduate with a master’s from the University of Florida’s Environmental Engineering department.
In 1994, Clauss began her career as a veterinary assistant for the Williston Veterinary Clinic in Florida. During this time, she also worked as a veterinary and research assistant at the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida. In 2001, Clauss became a workshop and wetlab assistant at the North American Veterinary Conference, located in Orlando, Florida. In 2003, Clauss accepted a position as staff veterinarian at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. Clauss was hired as director of veterinary services for Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota in 2004. While at this position, Clauss became a research affiliate for the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, a position she held until December 2007. In February 2005, Clauss accepted a position as chief veterinarian for the Georgia Aquarium.
Clauss has received specialized training in numerous areas, ranging from reptile critical care medicine, to immunology for aquatic animal clinicians, to aquatic invertebrate medicine. Clauss has taught veterinary courses at various institutions, including the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. Along with several speaking engagements, Clauss is also a published author. She has participated in many research studies and professional presentations. Clauss has won various awards, including the 2003 Learner Family Wildlife Conservation Award for excellence in wildlife and zoological medicine.
Clauss is a member of many professional affiliations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. She currently serves as a student liaison committee member for the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine and is a research committee member at the Georgia Aquarium.
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Dr. Tonya Clauss - Chief Veterinarian
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