Devinn Sinnott, D.V.M.

Steel Endowed Pathology Resident

Dr. Devinn Sinnott serves San Diego Zoo Global as the Steel Endowed Pathology Resident. She is a trainee in anatomic pathology, spending the final year of her residency program with Disease Investigations. She provides diagnostic pathology services under the guidance of San Diego Zoo Global’s anatomic pathologists and research scientists.

Devinn’s interests include diagnostic pathology and infectious disease surveillance of zoo and free-ranging wildlife species. As part of her residency training program, she will investigate and characterize the histopathologic lesions of systemic avipoxvirus in various avian species from San Diego Zoo Global’s collection. After completing her residency, Devinn hopes to become board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and pursue a PhD in infectious diseases of wildlife.

Devinn earned her bachelor’s degree in Pre-Professional Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During veterinary school, she studied the disease ecology of coccidian parasites in the feces of free-ranging coyotes. As a veterinary student, she performed pathology externships at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia and at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. After graduating from veterinary school, she spent the first two years of her anatomic pathology residency at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital before joining the anatomic pathology team at Disease Investigations.