In early 2022, Mystic Aquarium welcomed not one but two Dr. Andersons! Dr. Chelsea Anderson and Dr. Eric Anderson joined Mystic Aquarium this winter and hit the ground running as veterinarian experts in aquatic animals and zoological medicine. They will lead our veterinarian team and healthcare practices, including the care administered to the rescued seal pup and three penguin chicks. For how well the dynamic duo manages the dream team, it may come as a surprise that the Dr. Andersons are not related one bit!
Dr. Chelsea Anderson is Mystic Aquarium’s Chief Clinical Veterinarian. In her role, she leads the veterinary team’s day-to-day operations, delivering World-Class Care to all animals at the Aquarium. Dr. Anderson comes to us from Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, where she was an associate veterinarian. Dr. Anderson brings a wealth of aquatic animal health knowledge and energy to Mystic Aquarium.
Dr. Eric Anderson joined the Mystic Aquarium as Senior Director of Animal Care and Welfare and leads our veterinary, animal husbandry, and animal rescue teams. Before joining us, he helped found the OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, as the Director of Animal Health. At Mystic Aquarium, Dr. Anderson continues his lifelong passion to provide exceptional care to animals and serve as a leader in the aquatic medicine and aquarium management field.
We expect these veterinarians to continue Mystic Aquarium’s World Class Care and innovate our already established healthcare knowledge.