Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan

Originally from Seattle, WA. Dr. Tim earned a B.Sc. in Biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.  After graduation he worked as a husbandry volunteer for two years at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium working with marine mammals, sea birds, fish and invertebrates. He also worked as a camp counselor and wilderness guide in Maine and Washington state. He attended Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA and obtained a second B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology. While at WSU he was a grizzly bear and black bear keeper at the WSU bear research facility. He was accepted into the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Doctor if Veterinary Medicine in 1995.

Dr. Tim primarily focuses on medical and health management of fish, sharks and invertebrates in public aquaria, aquaculture operations, and fisheries. He has served as one of the consulting veterinarians at the Oregon Coast Aquarium since 1998 and also provides veterinary care for the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the Charleston Marine Life Center and the Aquarium Science Program Teaching Aquarium at Oregon Coast Community College.

Much of his recent work has been with the aquarium fish trade working with pet fish owners, retail shops and import /export facilities working with clients to treat individual species and improve overall health management. His work has taken him throughout North America and to Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.  He co-leads an annual expedition to the Rio Negro in the Amazon Basin to work with local fishing communities involved in the sustainable aquarium fish trade. The goal of this project is to foster this sustainable fishery as a means of protecting the local rain forest and river ecosystems while providing a sustainable livelihood for the local communities.   

Dr. Tim also enjoys teaching and mentoring students at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the Aquarium Science Program at Oregon Coast Community College.

Dr. Miller-Morgan is a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian through the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) and a Professional Fellow of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). He is a founding member of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians and the World Aquatic Veterinary Association, a member of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and former Vice-Chair of the Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee, a member of the Executive Board of Ornamental Fish International (the global trade organization for the aquarium pet industry) and a member of the Home Aquarium Fish Sub-group, Freshwater Fish Specialist Group at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Dr. Tim lives in Toledo, OR with his wife and son, a dog, 3 cats and a guinea pig. When not working he serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster with a local Scout troop and enjoys hiking, camping, travel and a good book.

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