Vault Athletics and Fitness

Ashleigh Thomas

Ashleigh is an Exhibits Technician/ Aquarist in the Herpetology department at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. She works primarily with the reptiles and amphibians, she also has some aquatic tanks as well. Ashleigh works to provide excellent animal care to those animals she looks over by ensuring they have a clean exhibit, mental and physical enrichment, and a nutritious diet.
They also do behavioral trainings such as targeted training with the animals to aid keepers in the event of a medical need or procedure. Ashleigh also scuba dives in the tanks to clean them by scrubbing algae off the decor, sifting sand, and doing general welfare checks on the animals while in the water. She engages with guests to educate them about the animals and their conservation efforts at this facility.
They also do behavioral trainings such as targeted training with the animals to aid keepers in the event of a medical need or procedure. Ashleigh also scuba dives in the tanks to clean them by scrubbing algae off the decor, sifting sand, and doing general welfare checks on the animals while in the water. She engages with guests to educate them about the animals and their conservation efforts at this facility.