J. C. Donaho is a management consultant to the biomedical research community. He has been involved with animals
all of his life, from pets to careers in zoos and in animal research. As a child growing up in Central Texas, he had
fun playing with tarantulas and horned lizards in his backyard. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M
University in zoo administration and immediately entered the zoo world, first as a zookeeper and then later as a zoo
curator. He has dedicated the last twenty years to the health and welfare of animals in necessary biomedical research.
In his career he has been able to work with a wide variety of animals, including vampire bats, Tasmanian devils, sea lions, big cats, monkeys of all sizes, birds, and reptiles.
It was during the zoo years that he further developed his photography interests. An avid photographer, he can often be found photographing landscapes, wildlife, and sunrises and sunsets. He and his wife have been involved in various animal rescue projects for more than thirty years.
John shares his life with his wife of more than forty years, four children, and an assortment of dogs, cats, birds and other critters that find their way to his home.