Elizabeth Marie Rush

Elizabeth Marie Rush, DVM

Associate Professor

Dr. Marie Rush is an Associate Professor of pathobiology. Her main areas of expertise and interest include wildlife conservation medicine, wildlife anesthesia and pharmacology, cardiology of Zoo/Wildlife Species, Reptile medicine and disease, and advanced diagnostic imaging.  Dr. Rush also works with Auburn’s Environmental Institute to repatriate populations of Eastern Indigo snakes to southern Alabama. She serves as the veterinary advisor for the international Species Survival Plan for Chinese Alligators.

Prior to joining St. George’s University, Dr. Rush completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, followed by a residency at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s. She served as the Birmingham Zoo’s Director of Veterinary Services/Ectotherms Curator before joining Auburn’s veterinary school faculty, and serving as veterinarian for the Southeastern Raptor Center.

Dr. Rush, who joined the University in 2009, earned her BS and DVM degrees from Auburn University. She also holds a diploma from the American College of Zoological Medicine.