Dr. Peter M. Digeronimo – Zoo Medicine

About Peter M. Digeronimo, VMD, MSC, DIPL. ACZM


Dr. Pete DiGeronimo is a native of Jersey City, NJ and studied biology at Drew University prior to earning a VMD and Certificate in Veterinary Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. After 5 years in small animal and exotics practice, he completed a Zoological Medicine Internship at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Zoo and Audubon Nature Institute and a master’s in Wildlife and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Dr. DiGeronimo spent several years as a clinical instructor in the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine Service at PennVet before accepting his current position as veterinarian for Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. He became a board-certified specialist in zoological medicine in 2020. He continues to teach exotic animal medicine for undergraduates and veterinary students and to work at an exotics specialty hospital. He has co-authored over 30 publications on zoo, exotics, and wildlife medicine and is currently investigating the health and conservation of various species including sharks, rays, sloths, and elephants.

Presentation Synopsis

Exotic animal nutrition (50 minutes)
Manual restraint and sedation of birds and reptiles (50 minutes)
Clinically relevant avian anatomy (50 minutes)
Approach to the new bird exam (50 minutes)
Reptile anatomy, physiology, and husbandry (50 minutes)
Responsible wildlife tourism (30 minutes)
Diagnostic techniques in birds and reptiles (75 minutes)
Amphibian medicine 101 (50 minutes)