Michael Ziccardi, DVM, MPVM, PhD

Mike Ziccardi

Position Title

  • Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Mike received his veterinary degree, as well as his masters and doctorate in epidemiology, from UC Davis. Since 1996, Mike has acted as an oil spill response veterinarian and coordinator during more than 50 spills nationally and internationally. He has been a contract veterinarian for the California Department of Fish and Game as well as program coordinator, senior wildlife veterinarian, Assistant Director and now Director for California’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network. Mike also serves as an Associate Director of the Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis. During spills, Mike often works as the Deputy Wildlife Branch Director at the Command Post, or as Care and Processing Group Supervisor or clinical veterinarian at the rehabilitation facility.