Saginaw Zoo Welcomes New Staff Veterinarian

We would like to welcome Dr. Shannon Cerveny DVM, Dipl ACZM to our wonderful Zoo! Dr. Cerveny joined our team as our full-time Veterinarian in January of this year. The staff and animals are delighted to have her and would like to introduce you!


Dr. Cerveny went to veterinary school at St. George’s University and completed her clinical year at North Carolina State University. She did an internship in Zoological Medicine at Louisiana State University and a residency at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Following that, she was the Assistant Director of Veterinary Care at the San Antonio Zoo for five years. Following that, she was the staff veterinarian at the St. Louis Zoo. She became boarded in the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2013 and currently serves on the exam committee.


Dr. Cerveny is passionate about the conservation of endangered species and a career highlight of hers was working with the Galapagos penguins in the Galapagos Islands. She has two lovely cats and a wild two-year-old son. She loves reading, traveling, sailing with her family in the summertime, music, and can play the piano and banjo!

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Cerveny to the “best little zoo in Michigan” and be sure to say hello if you see her out and about while visiting us this season. We are very excited for her to get to know our very generous and supportive community.