Peter “Ole” Alcumbrac, DVM
Ole is an Emmy recipient, and the Director of Wildlife Health Services which
specializes in immobilization and capture of native and exotic species. He
provides clinical and consultation services for both private and public
collections of wild animals. He serves as a Consulting Veterinarian for
Departments of the Arizona Game and Fish, the White Mount Apache Game and Fish,
the New Mexico Game and Fish and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Dr.
Alcumbrac is the lead veterinarian for the Mexican Wolf Project, the Sonoran
Pronghorn Antelope Project and multiple game and non-game species studies.
1994, Dr. Alcumbrac has owned and operated a mixed animal and exotic practice
in northern Arizona, providing treatment to any animal that comes through the
door. His practice has overseen several zoological operations including the
prestigious Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the Phoenix Zoo, and Bearizona. He is
a recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Arizona Game and Fish
Commission. Dr. Alcumbrac serves as an adjunct faculty member at Texas Tech
University and a past Instructor of Veterinary Sciences at Northland Pioneer
College. He also teaches formal classes and practicals internationally on
wildlife capture. When not working in the southwest, his work has taken him
from Argentina, Peru, and Mexico to all points in the United States. Also a
pilot and a diver, when Dr. Ole isn’t rescuing endangered species in the
deserts and mountains, he enjoys going to his house south of the Mexican border
to dive, fish, or just drinking a margarita on the beach.