Dr. Jamie M. Torres, DVM graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She was a private practitioner for Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Animals for the next 9 years. In January 2016, she entered a Fellowship at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and began her training in aquatic animals. Since March of 2017, she has been the Associate Veterinarian for Audubon Nature Institute being the primary practitioner over the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Coastal Wildlife Network. CWN is the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation program in the state of Louisiana. Her primary interests include fish quarantine and elasmobranch reproductive physiology.
Randy S. Carr, R.Ph., FIACP, FACVP graduated from Xavier University College of Pharmacy in New Orleans and is currently an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences in the College of Pharmacy. He has owned and operated pharmacies in the New Orleans area since 1985 and currently owns and operates Carr Drugs in Algiers and Gretna, Louisiana. He received the DuPont Innovative Practice Award, was recognized as Pharmacist of the Month from PCCA, and was recognized as Compounding Pharmacist of the Year from the Louisiana Pharmacist Association. He has been elected President of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists for 2020. Randy has spoken for various groups including PCCA, LSU Medical Center, ACVP, Xavier University College of Pharmacy, and many local physician, dental and veterinary groups. He joined with fellow pharmacists to lobby on Capitol Hill to protect the rights of the Independent Pharmacist.
Randy has always had a keen interest in compounding and in 1990 he began developing a larger part of his pharmacy practice in specialty compounding. By joining professional organizations and supporting peer education he continues to help to further the ideals of compounding. While working with local veterinarians, aquariums, and the zoo, he has been able to help treat a wide range of animals. Randy had always been a fan of dogs, snakes, turtles, and every kind of fish, but now through compounding, he has made drug delivery systems for monkeys, alligators, ferrets, rhinos, elands, and giraffes – just to name a few.
Dr. Ryan Colburn, DVM earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology with Honors from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2006. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 2010. He completed a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists in Grand Rapids, Michigan after which he served as an attending emergency clinician for one year. Six months into that year of emergency work, Dr. Colburn also became the part-time veterinarian for the John Ball Zoo until his emergency contract had been completed. In the Summer of 2012, Dr. Colburn transitioned into the full-time role of zoo veterinarian at the John Ball Zoo. In this role, he oversees the zoo’s veterinary medical, nutrition, and animal welfare programs and provides veterinary care for over 2,000 animals of over 200 species.