Meet The Team: Dr. Brian E. Joseph

Dr. Brian E. Joseph, DVM, MFAS, CertAqV
PWDA Board Member

Brian Joseph brings unique clinical and management perspectives to PWDA. Brian first graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Zoology in December 1977, from the University of California, Davis with a DVM in June 1984, and completed his Master’s in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida in December 2020. He has been fortunate to work in in various positions in aquariums, museums, nature centers and zoos in the U.S. and Canada for nearly five decades in positions ranging from animal keeper, veterinarian, chief operating officer, and executive director. He most recently retired as State Veterinarian in Washington’s Department of Agriculture. He retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve Veterinary Corps, participating in missions over ten years in Afghanistan, Africa, Alaska, Central America, and the Middle East; focused on public health and disease control in cattle, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, and horses, and provision of veterinary care for Military Working Dogs. Brian currently serves as Merlin Entertainment’s North American Lead Veterinarian, the Aquarium on the Boardwalk’s Consulting Veterinarian, the Dolphin Experience’s Consulting Veterinarian, the Seattle Aquarium’s Relief Veterinarian, is a LifeStock Int’l Board Member and is co-manager of the LifeStock Int’l farmer/veterinarian training initiative in Iraq, and Kurdistan.