Dr. Heather Rally is a practicing clinical veterinarian. She previously served as the Senior Veterinarian for Captive Animal Law Enforcement at the PETA Foundation and is currently the Founder and lead veterinary consultant at Thrive Wild, an organization focused on enhancing the wellbeing of wild animals. Dr. Rally has led investigative and enforcement actions in cases of abuse of animals in roadside zoos and other captive-animal exhibits in the United States. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Committees of the Whale Sanctuary Project, the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary, and Catalyst Conservation Foundation. Dr. Rally was featured in the acclaimed documentary Racing Extinction, which highlighted her work as a lead investigator into wildlife crime and trafficking across the globe. Dr. Rally has been a featured speaker in professional forums and has lectured on wildlife conservation and animal welfare topics at colleges and universities across the country. She has published articles on these subjects in Marine Ecology Progress Services (2013), Sea Technology Magazine (Oct. 2016), the Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Protected Areas (2017), Tulane Environmental Law Journal (2018), the Journal of Veterinary Behavior (2019), and Reviews in the Neurosciences (2021), and is a co-author of the chapter on Animal Welfare and the Endangered Species Act, in the Third Edition of the American Bar Association treatise on The Endangered Species Act Law and Policy (2021).