Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University
He has over 20 years of experience in veterinary diagnostic pathology involving a broad range of domestic and sylvatic species. Rob's research investigations have included problems such as deer hair loss syndrome, deerpox virus, cervid adenoviral hemorrhagic disease, long-billed hawk syndrome, leptospirosis of marine mammals and cryptococcosis.
Director, Wildlife Clinic
Department of Environmental and Population Health Wildlife Medicine
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
As Director of the Wildlife Clinic, Flo Tseng oversees Clinic operations and instructs students during their rotations at the Clinic. Before joining the Clinic in 2000, she received her D.V.M. from Cornell University in 1981, worked in small animal and exotic private practice and then completed an internship in wildlife medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. After her internship, she was the Director of Veterinary Services at a large rehabilitation center near Seattle until 1996. At that time she became the Research Director and Staff Veterinarian for International Bird Rescue Research Center in Berkeley, California. IBRRC is internationally renowned for their expertise in treating wildlife suffering from the effects of oil spills. Flo’s expertise lies in seabird rehabilitation and the effects of petroleum on these species. She is one of the principal investigators of Tufts CCM's Seabird Initiative, which has established SEANET, a regional seabird population and mortality monitoring program. In addition, she has interests in the use of analgesics in wildlife species and the ecological factors contributing to wildlife morbidity and mortality.
Curt Clumpner, founder and former director of HOWL Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lynnwood, WA, has been involved in wildlife rehabilitation since 1981. He has cared for a variety of wild animals from songbirds to large game mammals. Curt has responded to many oil spills since 1984 including Whidbey Island (1984), ARCO Anchorage (1985), Nestucca (1988-89), Exxon Valdez (1989), American Trader (1990) plus spills in California and Washington states during 1991. Curt also led a team of 5 IBRRC response team members to help rehabilitate oiled Magellanic Penguins along the coast of Argentina (1991) and was one of 6 IBRRC response team members that helped manage Jackass Penguin rehabilitation efforts after the Apollo Sea spill in Cape Town, South Africa.
Curt also represented IBRRC at the Iron Baron oil spill in Tasmania where 2,000 oiled fairy penguins were rehabilitated. He has trained and worked with rehabilitators in a variety of countries including Scotland, Germany, Japan, Australia, Peru, Turkey and Guatemala.
Curt is a former board member of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, a current member of the Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, NWRA, and is a member of numerous professional associations. In 1999 Curt oversaw the search and collection efforts for the bird rehabilitation program during the New Carrissa oil spill. In January 2000, he was one of an international team of oiled wildlife professionals that went to France to assist locals in caring for birds effected by the Erika oil spill. Curt is our Northwest Regional Representative