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Brigid Troan

Clinical Veterinarian

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Diagnostic Pathologist for the North Carolina Zoo

CVM Main Building F227


Brigid V. Troan, D.V.M., D.A.C.V.P., is a clinical veterinarian at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSU-CVM) and the Diagnostic Pathologist at the North Carolina Zoo.

Dr. Troan graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s school for Science and Mathematics in 1991 and the from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest honors and highest distinction in 1995. She received her D.V.M. from NCSU-CVM in 1999, completed her residency in anatomic pathology there in 2001 and became an A.C.V.P. Diplomate in 2010. Dr. Troan is a member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology, the C.L. Davis Foundation and the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. She specializes in zoo and wildlife species and has been the diagnostic pathologist at the North Carolina Zoological Park for 20 years. Dr. Troan has also worked as a toxicologic pathologist reading environmental studies for fish, amphibian, and avian species, as well as covering histopathology for COVID-19 studies for the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Professional activities include reviewing articles for journal including JAVMA, Animals, Toxicologic Pathology, and Veterinary Pathology; serving on the exam committee for the American College of Veterinary Pathologists as head of the Test Item Writer’s group; and moderating the AAZV pathology interest subgroup. Dr. Troan has numerous publications, many of which are the result of multi-institutional studies with other universities and research institutes such as the CDC. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening by squeezing floribunda roses into every available niche in her yard and photographs small invertebrates while scuba diving.




Area(s) of Expertise

Diagnostic Pathology
Zoo and wildlife pathology
Avian Pathology
Amphibian toxicology studies