Arely G. Rosas Rosas, M.V.Z., M.Sc., Diplomate A.C.V.P.


Dr. Arely G. Rosas Rosas serves San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance as a Scientist in Disease Investigations. In this role, she works as an anatomic pathologist providing diagnostic support for San Diego Zoo’s animal collection and field conservation programs. Her main focus is on animal health and resident/fellow training. Her main interests include diagnostic pathology of wildlife and infectious diseases, predominantly in non-mammalian and aquatic species.

Arely earned her MVZ (DVM equivalent) degree from the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla and worked at the pathology department of Africam Safari, a private zoo in Puebla, Mexico, for five years. She then completed a combined Master of Science degree and Residency in veterinary anatomic pathology Program at the University of Connecticut, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, and the AAVLD-certified Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, where she gained significant experience in diagnostic pathology of domestic and aquatic species.

Arely became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists while working as a Pathology Fellow in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoological Health Program at the Bronx Zoo. She then returned to the University of Connecticut for a temporary Clinical Assistant Professor position where she predominantly worked as a diagnostic pathologist for non-domestic species. Before joining San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Arely spent a year as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Aquatic, Amphibian, and Reptile Pathology Service at the University of Florida Department of Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, where she split her time between diagnostics and research.