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.
Johanna now runs the International Zoo Veterinary Group’s first opinion and referral avian and exotic pet clinic in Hipperholme, near Halifax, Yorkshire. Johanna also sees animals from zoological and birds of prey collections.
Johanna is WVI’s expert avian surgeon and provides training and support to the vets involved with patching up birds of prey and waterbird species, some of them highly endangered. These birds are injured, often with partially severed wings, when caught up in cutting kite strings used during the International Kite Festival Project, Ahmedabad, India in January each year.