Sharon K Taylor, DVM, PhD



  • Ph.D. Wildlife (Diseases and Toxicology), Zoology and Physiology Department, University of Wyoming, 1998
  • D.V.M. College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, 1991
  • Pre-Veterinary Courses, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, January 1986 - May 1987
  • B.S. Animal Science, Colorado State University, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Water, Environmental, and Ecosystems Division Chief, Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Service Center, Denver, CO, 2014-2016
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Resources Group Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Service Center, Denver, CO, July 2011 – December 2014
  • Division Chief, Environmental Contaminants Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, Carlsbad, CA, February 2007-July 2011
  • Senior Wildlife Ecologist, United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment - Washington D.C. Division, February 2001-February 2007
  • Wildlife Health Section Leader and Wildlife Diagnostic Veterinary Manager, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bureau of Wildlife Diversity Conservation, Gainesville, FL, December 1996-January 2001
  • Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant Instructor, University of Wyoming, Zoology and Physiology Department, and Veterinary Sciences Department, Laramie, WY, May 1993-December 1996
  • Wildlife Veterinarian and Natural Resources Biologist, National Park Service, Division of Wildlife and Vegetation, Washington, D.C. July 1991-May 1993
  • Wildlife Health Research Extern, National Zoological Park/Smithsonian Institute, May 1991-May 1993 part time, February-March 1991 full time
  • Research Assistant, San Diego Zoo - Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species, San Diego, CA, May-August 1989
  • Endangered Species Recovery Teams
    • Federal Endangered Species Recovery Teams
    • Florida Panther Recovery Team, 1996-1999
    • Wyoming Toad Recovery Team, 1991-1993
    • State Recovery Teams
    • Colorado - Boreal Toad Recovery Team, 1992-1993            
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Trustee Councils
    • Buena Vista Lagoon and Creek Restoration Spill Trustee Council – FWS Trustee 2008-July 2011
    • Montrose Settlements Restoration Program Trustee Council
    • FWS Trustee 2011, Alternate Trustee 2002-2010
    • American Trader Oil Spill Trustee Council – FWS Alternate 2008-July 2011