Allison D. Tuttle

Allison D. TuttleDVM, Diplomate ACZM


Dr. Allison D. Tuttle is the Senior Vice President of Zoological Operations at Mystic Aquarium where she serves on the Aquarium’s Leadership Team and oversees the Aquarium’s veterinary, animal husbandry, dive, environmental quality, and animal rescue operations. She additionally contributes to a number of research and grant initiatives and serves as a mentor for veterinary interns, veterinary student externs, and undergraduate students. Dr. Tuttle teaches the specialty veterinary courses Aquavet and Marvet and is adjunct faculty at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Dr. Tuttle is a member of the International Association For Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM) and is the currently serving as the Board Member for Education. Dr. Tuttle is also a member of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) and received the Presidential Award in 2018 for her work on the Scientific Program Committee from 2014-2018. Dr. Tuttle is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (JZWM). Within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Dr. Tuttle sits on the Ethics Board, Aquarium Affairs Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Animal Health Committee, and is an AZA accreditation inspector, being recognized as a 2018 Inspector of the Year. Dr. Tuttle has completed the AZA’s Executive Leadership Development Program. Dr. Tuttle earned her BS in Biology and Psychology from Washington College and her DVM from North Carolina State University. She completed Mystic Aquarium’s Internship in Aquatic Animal Medicine and Research and also completed a Residency in Zoological Medicine with a focus on Aquatic Health Management at North Carolina State University. Dr. Tuttle is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine.