Christina McKenzie, D.V.M., D.V.Sc, Diplomate A.C.V.P.

Steel Endowed Pathology Fellow

Dr. Christina McKenzie serves San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance as the Steel Endowed Pathology Fellow in Disease Investigations. In this role, she works as an anatomic pathologist, providing diagnostic support for wildlife disease investigations in San Diego Wildlife Alliance’s animal population and in field conservation programs.

Christina earned her bachelor’s degree in animal biology at the University of Alberta and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She then entered a combined residency and Doctor of Veterinary Sciences program in anatomic pathology with a specialization in wildlife at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. There, her thesis research focused on ophidiomycosis (snake fungal disease). Prior to joining San Diego Wildlife Alliance, Christina spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Saskatchewan studying the health of farmed Atlantic salmon. Christina recently became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.