Meet the team
Meet the people who work in the ZSL veterinary department across both sites.
Veterinary Officers and Veterinary Nurses
Before joining ZSL in January 2012 Nic worked for International Zoo Veterinary Group for 5 years taking him all around Europe and UK.
Whilst studying veterinary medicine, Tai volunteered at Pretoria Zoo and in game parks in South Africa.
Yedra graduated at the University of Madrid in 1987 and Munich in 1988 where she also took and internship in the surgery and ophthalmology department.
Fieke completed the MSc in Wild Animal Health at ZSL before returning in 2013 as the veterinary officer at Whipsnade Zoo
'I’m a very keen herpetologist,' says Matthew, who has kept and bred reptiles and amphibians since he was ten.
Jo is responsible for the daily husbandry of the inpatients as well as administering treatments and assisting the vets during surgical procedures.
"London Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo, a Canadian Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and a Nigerian Primate Centre have been a few of the places I have had the pleasure of working at before I started back here again at London Zoo in 2012".
Jo joined ZSL in 1997 as the veterinary nurse at Whipsnade.
“Working in the zoo environment has always been my dream job as I get to work with my favourite animals the Giraffes.”
Alison, a qualified keeper became the veterinary department's welfare officer in 2013.
Pathology and Microbiology
Starting out in general practice, Edmund studied for an MSc in Tropical Veterinary Medicine, which took him to Tanzania and Morocco.
Belinda joined after completing an animal care course, and is responsible for sending off samples, archiving post mortem tissues and maintaining records.
Shaheed is at the forefront of ZSL’s efforts to safeguard both animals and visitors from zoonoses, diseases which can be transmitted from animals to humans.
Studying zoology at university and working at a wildlife trust gave Claire a sound preparation for her work with Veterinary Services.