Born in England, Stephen Divers graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. He obtained the Certificate and Diploma in Zoological Medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), is an RCVS recognized Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine, a European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (zoo health management), an International Fullbright Specialist in Zoological Medicine, and obtained his RCVS Fellowship by thesis for his work in exotic animal endoscopy and endosurgery. He is a past-president of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, scientific editor of the Journal of Herpetological Medicine & Surgery and an associate editor for the Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine. He has served on the ABVP subspecialties in small mammal and herpetological medicine, and was involved with the establishment of the new zoological companion animal (exotic pet) examination through the ACZM, and the new European College of Zoological Medicine, herpetology and zoo health management subspecialties.
Dr Divers has lectured at over 60 national or international conferences across the Americas and Europe, and has twice received the Best Speaker Award at the North American Vet Conference and the International Conference on Exotics. He was voted “Exotic DVM of the Year” in 2006. Stephen heads the Zoological Medicine Service (with Joerg Mayer) and supervises the ACZM zoological residency program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. He has over 100 publications to his name including various editorships, book chapters, and scientific journal papers, including the recently published 3rd edition of MADER'S REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN MEDICINE AND SURGERY.