Vets at the heart of conservation
The veterinary services that we offer to conservation projects are generally fulfilled by vets closely associated with WVI either as veterinary directors, trustees or patrons. We are also able to draw upon other commercial vets with specific specialised experience and skills if necessary. Project work usually occurs over relatively short periods of time although commonly requires regular visits follow ups.
A few years after qualifying as a vet, Andrew formed the UK based International Zoo Veterinary Group to provide freelance veterinary services across the world. He is an internationally recognised expert in conservation medicine, bird diseases and marine mammal care and sits on many committees as an expert.
John graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School and went on to do a PhD in Oncology at the University of London. Working for IZVG, John undertook clinical work at Al Ain Zoo (UAE), Howletts and Port Lympne Zoos, and ZSL London Zoo before becoming an IZVG partner in 1988. Having been a full-time zoo and wildlife vet for the past 29 years, he has worked in a variety of zoo and field situations in an equally wide variety of countries.
A graduate of the Veterinary School of Giessen University, Germany, Johanna was formerly Technical Director of the Madrid Zoo and resident vet at Loro Parque, Tenerife before joining the International Zoo Veterinary Group in the UK.
Steve qualified from Bristol Vet School in 1996. Since then he has combined regular domestic veterinary work in the UK with filming wildlife documentaries for the BBC, ITV and Animal Planet. Although Steve’s regular veterinary work is with domestic pets he has extensive experience working with wildlife ...
Brigadier Ogilvie-Graham MBE commanded the Royal Army Veterinary Corps until 2011 and held the title of Queens Honorary Veterinary Surgeon. His resourceful nature, together with extensive experience of dogs in all environments (both geographical and political) made him the ideal candidate to lead the Painted Dog Health Project in Zimbabwe in 2010.
Alex qualified in 1992 from Cambridge University Veterinary School. Following seven years in general practice, she worked for a short while in Defra followed by three years of teaching animal science.
Saving some of the planet’s rarest creatures from extinction needs expert help, and WVI can supply that when and where it’s needed.
Steve Leonard, Veterinary Surgeon and TV Presenter