#020 The Job Of A Zoo Vet With Dr. Ian Smith

#020 The Job Of A Zoo Vet With Dr. Ian Smith

And on today’s episode meet Dr. Ian Smith a zoo veterinarian at the Adelaide Zoo! 🦏🦒🐅🦓🐘🦍🐆 I had yet to meet Ian again as in August 2011 in my final year of vet school as one of my electives I did a zoo placement at Adelaide Zoo shadowing Ian for a month. It was fantastic! I absolutely loved it. Let’s find out what busy Ian and the Adelaide Zoo are currently up to… And how zoos play a role in conservation! 🍃🍃🍃


Adelaide Zoo > www.adelaidezoo.com.au

Lions 360 > www.monartozoo.com.au/lions360/

Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) > www.zooaquarium.org.au

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) > www.aazv.org

Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) > www.wildlifedisease.org/wda/

Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) “Conservation Biology” interest group > www.ava.com.au




  • Jackie Stevenson
    Posted at 06:33h, 21 February Reply

    I want his job! His favorite animal is the rhino and lucky him he gets
    to look after and be with a few. Zoos still have an important place in educating people about the world’s wildlife. They have also become much better habitats for these wildlife ambassadors. Thanks for the behind the scenes zoo peek.

    • vetchloe
      Posted at 10:37h, 28 February Reply

      Glad you enjoyed! Yes very much agreed that the zoo animals of today (depending on which country) are much better cared for then zoo animals have generally been kept in the past. I enjoyed the behind the scenes too…

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