Sydney wildlife and exotic animal veterinarian Bree Talbot will join the team of specialist wildlife vets creating Australia’s largest mobile wildlife hospital.
Appointed by the Board of Directors of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, Talbot will lead the team of veterinary staff operating the soon-to-be launched mobile wildlife hospital. Currently under construction, it will be mobilised to facilitate response to treating injured and traumatised wildlife in a crisis like a bushfire, anywhere in Australia from October 2020.
Talbot was appointed for her demonstrated expertise and experience treating high volumes of wildlife and exotic species with high quality, specialist care.
“I’m really looking forward to joining such an experienced team of specialist wildlife veterinarians committed to giving vulnerable wildlife all the treatment they need to get them back into the wild where they belong,” Talbot said.
Talbot joins Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital from the University of Sydney’s Avian Reptile And Exotic Pet Hospital where she has specialised in the medical care of exotic pets and wildlife including koalas, wombats, reptiles and many different bird species. She has a keen interest in wildlife medicine and is a Member and Examiner of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Unusual Pet Medicine and Surgery.
“Bree is a talented and compassionate specialist vet,” Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Founder and CEO Stephen Van Mil said.
“These qualities, alongside her experience working in bushfire-affected areas to treat badly injured animals made her the perfect person to run our mobile wildlife hospital. We couldn’t be happier that she’s joined us.”
Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is a not-for-profit company committed to prevent extinction and decline of native species and maximise their chances of long-term recovery.