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Hayley Murphy, DVM

Deputy Director

Hayley brings more than 20 years of expertise in the field of zoological veterinary medicine to her position at the helm of the Veterinary Team. She served as Director of Veterinary Services at Zoo New England before joining Zoo Atlanta in 2009; her background also includes work at the Capron Park Zoo and Roger Williams Park Zoo. One of the nation’s leading experts in gorilla cardiac health, Hayley is Director of the Great Ape Heart Project, a multi-institutional effort aimed at investigating, diagnosing, and treating cardiac disease in apes living in zoological settings. She also serves as the national veterinary advisor for the Gorilla Species Survival Plan.

Hayley has an Associates of Science from the State University of New York and a Bachelor of Science degree and DVM from Cornell University.

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