Animal Health Council
Animal Health Council (AHC)
The Animal Health Council comprises a group of medical doctors and veterinary specialists who have volunteered to assist Lincoln Park Zoo’s veterinary team in their areas of expertise.
Specialties include anesthesia, trauma and critical care, dentistry, dermatology, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, nephrology, radiology and imaging, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonary care and urology.
The Animal Health Council meets annually for clinical discussions and research and clinical updates.
Here's one of the AHC Stars in action:
Dr. Alan Jackson, M.D., FACC, has been the cardiologist on Lincoln Park Zoo’s Animal Health Council for the last three years.
Dr. Jackson (center) has a practice for humans here in Chicago. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the human heart to aid our veterinarians in ape and chimpanzee cardiologic care. As a specialist in cardiology, he has the opportunity to see hundreds of primate hearts every year—humans are primates too! He therefore provides ample experience to aid our veterinarians with cardiac ultrasounds to view the heart and vessels.