The mission of the Brookfield Zoo Chicago's Veterinary Services Department is to provide a visionary level of veterinary care to our patients, to inspire people  of all backgrounds, and to passionately advance the  professional standards for zoological medicine in a way  that positively impacts the conservation of wildlife and  nature. The department’s current programs focus on three core areas of strength: medical imaging, anesthesia and  analgesia, and veterinary education.

Mail-Keeley-Sean-Outlook-(1).pngEric T. Hostnik, DVM, MS, DACVR, DACVR-EDI is a highly skilled radiologist with very strong interests in diagnostic imaging of zoo and aquarium species. He is a founding member and current president Zoo, Exotic, Wildlife Diagnostic Imaging Society within the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Dr. Hostnik has been reading cases for the CZS Radiology Consulting Service for several years, supporting the diagnostic imaging needs of our clients around the world.

Dr. Hostnik completed his diagnostic imaging residency and Master’s degree program at the Ohio State University, where he is currently on faculty as an assistant professor. He completed his veterinary education at the University of Florida, followed by additional training as an emergency clinician with companion animals and pocket pets at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital. His research interests focus on the use of CT, including the role of CT in zoo settings.

When not working, Dr. Hostnik enjoys the music and sports of Columbus, Ohio, as well as snowboarding and camping when home in Vermont.

In addition to Dr. Hostnik, the BZC Radiology Consulting Service is comprised of a team of radiologists that are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (ACVR) who are specialized in interpreting diagnostic imaging of zoo and aquarium species. This ensures that our service is readily available to meet your time-sensitive case management needs.