Dr. Michael Ziccardi, DVM, PhD

Director, Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN)

Dr. Ziccardi is the Director of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) and Co-Director of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis (Davis, CA). The OWCN is widely considered one of the world's most proactive oiled wildlife response organizations, providing best achievable capture and care to oiled animals anywhere within California and assisting in spill response coordination and readiness throughout the Pacific Northwest and internationally. Dr. Ziccardi received his veterinary degree, as well as his masters and doctorate in epidemiology, from UC Davis. Since 1996, Dr. Ziccardi has acted as an oil spill response veterinarian and coordinator during more than 50 spills nationally and internationally. He has been a contract veterinarian for the California Department of Fish and Game as well as program coordinator, senior wildlife veterinarian, Assistant Director and now Director for California’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network.