Tori K. Matta

Last updated: 8/9/2019
Tori Kaitlyn Matta
Vet/Tech Student
United States
Professional Information
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine- Exotic Animal Medicine Club
United States
Additional Information
Kansas State University
B.S. Biology Minor Japanese May 2018
D.V.M. May 2022
M.S. Pathobiology Dec. 2020
Sunset Zoo-Manhattan, KS
Veterinary Shadow and Research Volunteer 2018-present
• Attend rounds with Drs. James Carpenter, David Eshar, and Sara Dias whenever course schedule allows.
• November 2018: Assisted with a flamingo mavacoxib study under Drs. James Carpenter, Sara Dias, and Gail Huckins. Restrained and performed blood draws.
Volunteer 2012-present
• Education animal diet preparation, exercise, and taking them out for education programs.
Social/Volunteer Organizations
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians - member
Association of Zoos and Aquariums - member
Christian Veterinary Fellowship
Exotic Animal Medicine Club - Herpetarium Co-Manager
Student American Veterinary Association
Sunset Zoological Park volunteer
Surgery Club
Veterinary Business Management Association
More Information
I am currently one of the Herpetarium Managers for my college's Exotic Animal Medicine Club. I took this position to gain more experience with reptiles. My career goals are to become a zoo animal and conservation medicine veterinarian. I am also interested in infectious disease research focusing on viruses.

Additional Experience

WildlifeVets-Nelspruit, South Africa Summer 2019
Veterinary Extern
• Chemical immobilization, pathology, and conservation lectures.
• Participated in the medical procedures, captures, relocations, and necropsies of various African species.
• Siyatutuka Farmers Community Project: assisted in the vaccinations of 255 cattle and nearly 200 dogs of the local community.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park- Goddard, KS
Zookeeper Intern Summer 2016
• Shadowed zookeepers and headed interactive stations for twelve weeks.
• Gained experience in animal husbandry.
• Learned how to provide enrichment for captive wildlife.
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