As the Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer, Dr. Kelly Helmick oversees the veterinary health program for the Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. Dr. Helmick is responsible for daily hospital operations, supervises veterinary staff and works closely with the veterinary, curatorial, keeper, research, nutrition and pathology staff at both the National Zoological Park and SCBI.
Helmick, K.E. and V. E. Milne. 2012. Iron deficiency anemia in captive Malayan tapir calves (Tapirius indicus). J. Zoo. Wildl. Med. 43(4): 875-883.
Helmick, K.E., E.L. Kendrick, E.S. Dierenfeld. 2011. Diet manipulation as treatment for elevated serum iron parameters in captive Raggiana Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 42(3): 460-467.
Garner, M.M., K. Helmick, J. Ochsenreiter, L.K. Richman, E. Latimer, A.G. Wise, R.K. Maes, M. Kiupel, R.W. Nordhausen, J.C. Zong and G.S. Hayward. 2009. Clinico-pathologic features of fatal disease attributed to new variants of endotheliotropic herpesviruses in two Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Vet. Pathol. 6(1):97-104.