Dr. James Bogan is the Director for the Central Florida Zoo’s Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation, the only facility that breeds the eastern indigo snake for the sole purpose of reintroducing the offspring into regions where the population is believed to be locally extinct. As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Bogan not only coordinates the breeding efforts for the eastern indigo snakes but also oversees the health and welfare of these majestic animals. In addition, he is also the Chief Veterinary Officer for the Central Florida Zoo, managing the veterinary team and overseeing the care for the entire zoo collection. As a clinician scientist, he has published 26 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as co-authored four chapters in veterinary medical textbooks.