Autobiography for Cynthia E. Stringfield
Cynthia E. Stringfield, DVM
America’s Teaching Zoo, Department of Exotic Animal Training and Management, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA, USA
Dr. Cynthia Stringfield graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and completed an internship in Small Animal Surgery and Emergency Medicine at California Animal Hospital in 1991. She was an associate in small/exotic animal practice for 3 years before her career at the Los Angeles Zoo which spanned 10 years. At Los Angeles, she was the primary veterinarian involved in the design and construction of the zoo’s $15-million Animal Health Center, and was involved in significant expansion of the zoo’s veterinary program, ending her time there as Chief Veterinarian. Additionally, she has been the California Condor Veterinary Coordinator for 13 years, a member of the USFWS California Condor Recovery Team for 6 years, and she also serves as SSP veterinarian for this species. Currently, she is in her third year of tenure as a professor in the Exotic Animal Training and Management program, and she serves as staff veterinarian for the 150 animals at the college’s teaching zoo.
Cynthia Stringfield has a son, Jakob, and daughter, Isabella, now 11 and 7, for whom she is the primary caregiver. She is divorced and currently shares her home and life in Simi Valley with her children, her partner of 3 years and often his two children, two dachshunds (one of which has Addison’s disease and recurring generalized Demodicosis), two rabbits, a kingsnake, a bearded dragon, and three Betta fish.