Conservation & Science Staff Bios

Kristina Delaski, D.V.M.

  Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary Services


  • D.V.M. – Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
  • B.S. – The University of Findlay

Areas of Expertise

  • Imagery, such as ultrasound and radiology

About Kristina Delaski:

After graduating from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Kristina earned the position of associate veterinarian at the Anne Arundel Veterinary Hospital in Baltimore, meanwhile serving as a volunteer veterinarian at the Maryland Zoo. After a year of working primarily with small animals and exotic pets, she completed a two-year veterinary internship at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. In July 2010, she became associate veterinarian at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Delaski serves as veterinary advisor for the Red Panda Species Survival Plan® (SSP) and is currently conducting a review of causes of mortality in non-wild red pandas (Ailurus fulgens). She is also characterizing the pharmacokinetics of the analgesic fentanyl in chickens (Gallus gallus) with the goal of improving pain control in exotic and domestic avian species.