New Head Veterinarian at the ABQ BioPark
Dr. Bradford at the Abidjan Zoo in the Ivory Coast. Bradford was part of a 2015 conservation trip to assist the facility with the conservation of the West African slender-snouted crocodile.
10/28/2016 - The ABQ BioPark is pleased to announce Dr. Carol Bradford as its new head veterinarian. Dr. Bradford is replacing Dr. Ralph Zimmerman, who recently accepted a position as New Mexico state veterinarian after seven years as head veterinarian at the ABQ BioPark.
Dr. Bradford received her doctorate in veterinary medicine, cum laude, from Ohio State University in 2002. She has worked as associate veterinarian at the ABQ BioPark since December 2010. Dr. Bradford previously held veterinary positions at the Potawatomi Zoo in Indiana, and Bay Ridge Animal Hospital and Harford Emergency Veterinary Services in Maryland. She was a veterinary resident at the Maryland Zoo. While in North Carolina, Dr. Bradford held positions as the associate veterinarian at Avian and Exotic Animal Care and Banfield, The Pet Hospital of Raleigh. She is an active member of several professional organizations and has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications.