About Us : Carlos Rodriguez, D.V.M., Diplomate ACVP

Carlos Rodriguez D.V.M., Diplomate ACVP

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez, native from Caracas, Venezuela, received his veterinary degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine near Boston, MA in 2000. Pursuing a clinical track, he successfully completed an equine medicine and surgery internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in California, one of the country’s most prestigious private equine referral hospitals. This was followed by a year as an ambulatory equine veterinarian in Rhode Island. After developing a keen interest in finding answers to the causes of clinical disease, he decided to refocus his veterinary career and joined the Angell Memorial/Tufts University anatomic pathology residency training program. After completing the residency in 2005, he joined the Wildlife Conservation Society as associate pathologist. Based at the Bronx Zoo, he focused on the diagnosis of infectious and non-infectious pathologies throughout the animal collection in four major urban parks and an aquarium as well as monitoring local wildlife diseases. Also, during this time he developed a strong passion for capacity building and in-country conservation projects by participating in conservation initiatives around the world but especially throughout Latin America. He has participated in amphibian conservation programs in Colombia through the Amphibian Ark and organized and delivered lectures and workshops in capacity building courses throughout Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia and continues to provide pathology support through a network of in-country specialists. In 2011, he joined the animal health team at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where he currently serves as the veterinary pathologist and manager for the pathology team based at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot. He is passionate about teaching and organizes regular pathology rounds for the animal care teams at both facilities, manages the veterinary student program and teaches the senior pathology resident. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Special interests include amphibian and aquatic animal diseases, emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases and supporting conservation programs throughout Latin America.

Publications and Proceedings

Stacy NI, Fredholm DV, Rodriguez CE, Castro L, Harvey JW. Whip-like heterophil projections in consecutive blood films from an injured gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) with systemic inflammation. Vet Quarterly. 2017. 37(1):162-165.

Rodriguez CE, Taylor K, Bezjian M. Capillariasis in vulturine guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum). 2016 Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

Rodriguez CE, Pessier AP. Pathologic changes associated with suspected hypovitaminosis A in amphibians under managed care. Zoo Biology – Special Supplement on Amphibian Medicine and Nutrition. 2014. 33(6): 508-515.

McAloose D, Razke M, Moore RP, Rodriguez CE. Multilobular tumor of bone in an African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus). J Zoo Wild Med. 2012. 43(4):950-952.

Rodriguez CE, McAloose D, Newton A, Seimon T, Chang TY. Filter Paper Assays: A review of current uses and potential field applications. 2010 Proceedings of the Wildlife Disease Association.

Rodriguez CE, Pessier AP, Georoff TA, McAloose DM, Pramuk JB. Collection-wide amphibian screening for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis at five zoological parks. 2009 Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

Rivera S, Wellehan JF, McManamon R, Innis CJ, Garner MM, Raphael BL, Gregory CR, Latimer KS, Rodriguez CE, Diaz-Figueroa O, Marlar AB, Nyaoke A, Gates A, Gilbert K, Childress AL, Risatti GR, Frasca S. Systemic adenovirus infection in Sulawesi tortoises (Indotestudo forsteni) caused by a novel Siadenovirus. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2009. 21(4):415-426.

McAloose D, Valitutto M, Calle P, Farina L, Garner M, Georoff T, Heard D, James S, Miller C, Moore R, Murphy D, Newton A, Pramuk J, Raphael B, Rodriguez C, Schiller C, Spriggs M, Miller D. An unusual mortality event in captive coqui frogs (Eleutherodactylus coqui). 2008 Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

Nolen-Walston R, Bedenice D, Rodriguez CE, Rushton S, Bright A, Facteau ME, Short D, Majdalany R, Tewari D, Pedersen D, Kiupel M, Del Piero F. Eastern equine encephalitis in 9 South American camelids. J Vet Intern Med. 2007. 21(4):846-852.

Moore RP, Klecha F, Rodriguez CE, Goldstein LR. Diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disease in a captive group of Gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada). 2006 Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.