Dr. Ruth Marcec-Greaves, DVM, PhD
The dedicated woman in this photo is Dr. Ruth Marcec-Greaves, the former "Resident Veterinarian" and presenter at Camp H.O.P.E.
Ruth graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois and went on to obtain a PhD in Salamander Conservation at Mississippi State University. She was Director of Amphibian Research at the Detroit Zoo, where she uses her expertise with amphibians to teach, do research, and to oversee the care of the entire amphibian program. She is an active member of many veterinary societies and organizations. Among her many adventures, she has worked with giant salamanders in China, given lectures all over the United States, and has helped breed indigo snakes in Central Florida. She and her husband have recently been working with frogs in Peru, and in January they began a two-year assignment in Honduras, working to preserve amphibians in the rainforest there.
Ruth is happily married to Brandon Greaves.
Ruth loves all animals. She also has a deep desire to preserve all Earth habitats, and it is with enthusiasm that she shares that zeal with the students at Camp H.O.P.E. each summer.
We are doubly blessed to have had Dr. Ruth as part of the Camp H.O.P.E. team -- first of all, because she is extremely knowledgeable in all the biological sciences -- and secondly -- because she is our daughter!