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The veterinary professionals we work with have specific skills and experience suited to the needs of the particular species targeted by our conservation partners.

You can read more below about some of the people whose expertise has helped save endangered species.

Andrew Greenwood

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.

Dr Alexandra Tomlinson

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.

Johanna Storm

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...

Karen Archer

Karen graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2007, having also completed a degree in Veterinary Conservation Medicine in 2005.

Jane Hopper

Jane graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 2002, and has been head of the Veterinary Department of the Aspinall Foundation in the UK since 2006.

Matthew Rendle

WVI is quite unique. There aren’t any other charities that do what WVI does. And for a small charity its output is amazing.

A qualified Veterinary Nurse for more than 25 years, Matt has a particular interest in the care and welfare of exotic species, both in captivity and in the wild.

Tania Monreal Pawlowsky

Having graduated in veterinary medicine from the Universidad Autonoma of Barcelona in 1998, Tania is a specialist in the care, rehabilitation and conservation of marine and aquatic animals.

Steve Leonard

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.

Dr Jessica Bodgener

Jess qualified as a vet from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2008. Following several years in general practice, she undertook an MSc in Wild Animal Health at the Royal...

Dr Nic Masters

A graduate of Cambridge University Veterinary School, Nic also holds an MSc in Wild Animal Health from the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology.

Elliott Simpson-Brown

Elliott graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2014, having completed a stint at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital studying falcon medicine and surgery...

Dr John Lewis

John graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School and went on to do a PhD in Oncology at the University of London. Working for the International Zoo Veterinary Group (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

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