Dr. Joe Gaydos

Can veterinarians really help save ecosystems?


Joe Gaydos is a Senior Wildlife Veterinarian and is the Science Director for the SeaDoc Society, a science-based marine conservation program of the UC Davis Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center. The SeaDoc Society funds and conducts science and uses the information to help educate people about marine resources and help improve management and policy decisions regarding the stewardship of those resources.

Joe has a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania (1994) and a PhD from the University of Georgia (2001). He’s a science nerd with a passion for all things wild: wildlife, wild places and wild people. For over a decade Joe has been working on wildlife and ecosystem health issues in the Pacific Northwest. He has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and recently co-authored a bestselling book, The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest (Sasquatch Books).