HPAI Updates for Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Webinar (Recording)

This webinar was held 4/19/23
With a target audience of zoo and wildlife veterinarians, this session takes a deeper look at the response to the current Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak, impacts to captive wildlife, strategies for protecting collections, and considerations for adapting to a “new normal” where the virus is more persistent within wild bird populations. Speakers include subject matter experts from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), zoo and wildlife veterinarians, and more.
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in Q&A following speaker presentations.  


  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Updates – Mary Donahue, DVM VMO, Poultry Health USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
  • HPAI Update (H5N1 USDA APHIS VS D&B National Veterinary Services Laboratories – Mia Torchetti DVM, MS, PhD – Director of the Diagnostic Virology Laboratory , USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories
  • HPAI in Captive Wild Birds and Mammals – Kevin Dennison, DVM – Emergency Program Manager, USDA APHIS Animal Care Advisory Team for Environment, Food and Health (Radiological)
  • 2022-23 USA HPAI Outbreak State Perspective/Considerations – Michael P. Martin, DVM, MPVM, ACPV – State Veterinarian, Veterinary Division Director N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Experiences from the Front Line: 2022 HPAI Outbreak – Victoria Hall, DVM MS DACVPM – Executive Director, the Raptor Center
  • Preparation and Response to HPAI at a Zoological Institution: Veterinary Management and Perspectives – Jimmy Johnson, DVM MS, CertAqV, DACZM – Head Veterinarian, Denver Zoological Foundation
  • Avian Influenza 2023 France, Europe Zoo & Wild Birds – Alexis Lécu, DVM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM) – Chief Veterinarian, Paris Zoo