Rachel Foster

Blogger Profile: Rachel Foster

Rachel Foster is the veterinary technician and processing manager at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is responsible for assisting with all medical needs under the supervision of San Diego Zoo Global veterinarians. In addition to her medical duties, she is responsible for managing the processing procedures for incoming tortoises, training new employees in health assessment, and collecting biological samples from the tortoises. Rachel came to San Diego Zoo Global from Auburn University in Alabama, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in wildlife science and her master’s degree in biology, with a focus in conservation. In addition to 20 years of experience as a veterinary technician, she has 10 years of experience in research working on various projects involving threatened and endangered reptiles, amphibians, and plants. When Rachel is not at work she enjoys hiking with her two dogs and watching college football.
Family Dog Loves Pet Tortoise Too Much?

Family Dog Loves Pet Tortoise Too Much?

Greetings to my fellow tortoise lovers! As I go about my daily duties caring for the tortoises in the medical pavilion at the San Diego Zoo’s Desert Tortoise Conservation Center[…..]

More Tortoise Hatchlings

More Tortoise Hatchlings

Greetings to my fellow tortoise lovers! We’ve finally finished up with our busy season here at the San Diego Zoo’s Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC) in Las Vegas, and the[…..]

Desert Tortoises: Lucy and Ethel

Desert Tortoises: Lucy and Ethel

Greetings to my fellow tortoise lovers. Last week we updated you on some of the challenges we face at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC) in Las Vegas with regard[…..]