Dr. Elliott Jacobson received his PhD in Zoology (endocrinology) and his DVM from the University of Missouri. He is currently a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine where he teaches veterinary students and supervises a postgraduate residency training program in his specialty, wildlife and zoological medicine. He also serves as Service Chief of Wildlife and Zoological Medicine at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Florida. This service evaluates all nondomestic species submitted for examination to the VMTH. His research focuses on infectious diseases of reptiles including paramyxoviral infection of snakes, mycoplasmosis of tortoises, and fibropapilloma of sea turtles. He has authored over 200 publications in a wide variety of books and journals.