Cindy P. Driscoll, D.V.M. UMCP Instructor – ANSC 252, ANSC 340
State Wildlife Veterinarian/Director, Fish & Wildlife Health Program, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Oxford, MD 21654
Dr. Cindy P. Driscoll is has been an Instructor / Wildlife Diseases at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1992. She is a faculty member for two aquatic veterinary training programs: AquaVet - Woods Hole, MA; and MarVet - Grand Cayman Island, BWI. Dr. Driscoll also provides marine mammal/ sea turtle/ wildlife lectures and necropsy labs for the Special Species Symposium & Exotic Species Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania and VMRCVM. She has also provided veterinary services for over twenty years for the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Dr. Driscoll is the first Fish & Wildlife Veterinarian for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Her responsibilities cover the health and disease issues for natural resources in the state and her Fish & Wildlife Health Program is the first of its type on the East Coast. She has obtained numerous grants for fish, wildlife, marine mammal and sea turtle health and disease investigations and received the first grant from the Department of Homeland Security for wildlife investigation and capacity building. Prior to her work with the State of Maryland, she was the first marine mammal veterinarian for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Protected Resources, Silver Spring, MD. Working with aquarium veterinarians, researchers and marine mammal stranding facilities around the nation she developed operational protocols, reviewed scientific research proposals, and collaborated on health and disease investigations. Dr. Driscoll is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and was appointed to the Committee on Environmental Issues in 2004. She is also on the Executive Board of the International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine, and a member of the Wildlife Disease Association. She is a member of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team – advising the federal government on matters concerning fisheries interactions with whales. She is also a member of the Biological Sciences Expert Group advising the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence on matters of biological security for the United States. She is a concerned citizen for the environment and supports Chesapeake Bay and Maryland environmental causes. Her interest is in encouraging student involvement in all matters concerning the environment, and health & disease of all natural resources / fish & wildlife. Her guidance and support for undergraduate and veterinary students continue to be her driving interests.
Education B.S. – Health Education, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD D.V.M. – VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA