Dr. Zieger her DVM degree in 1981 and a Doctorate degree in Veterinary Physiology in 1982, from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Munich, Germany. Dr. Zieger’s academic interests became further specialized and she went on to earn a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Management in 1995 and a MSc in Wildlife Management in 1998, University of Pretoria Faculty of Animal Science, Centre of Wildlife Management, South Africa.
Since July 2000, Dr. Zieger has been a faculty member, in several different capacities, with St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Preclinical Studies. She is currently a Professor in Veterinary Physiology Coordinator of the DVM/MSc Wildlife Conservation Medicine Program. Prior to arriving at SGU Dr. Zieger was as Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology for five years with Makerere University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kampala, UGANDA, and worked as a Technical Advisor for the European Union in a Conservation Project in Tanzania.
Dr. Zieger’s research experience started in 1981 with her doctoral thesis in the field of control of body weight in Munich and continued with a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Medical Neuro-Physiology, Kyushu University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurophysiology, Fukuoka, Japan. She supervised a study on Bovine Leukemia Virus in Uganda and conducted research on endo- and ectoparasites of wildlife in Zambia.
Dr. Zieger’s career interests have led her to opportunities in veterinary medicine, teaching and research, in the countries of Germany, Japan, USA, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Grenada. Dr Zieger was involved in a leatherback turtle project in Grenada, investigating the microbial contamination of turtle eggs and the nesting environment. She is currently involved in a survey of rabies in mongooses in Grenada and a parasitological survey of Cane Toads.