2019–present: Wildlife Veterinarian and Research Associate, Garden Wildlife Health, Institute of Zoology
2018–2019: MSc (with Distinction) in Wild Animal Health, Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society of London
2016–2018: Small Animal and Exotics Veterinarian, North Yorkshire
2016: Veterinary Externship, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey
2015: Veterinary Externship, Wildlife Reserves Singapore
2015: Veterinary Externship, Chester Zoo, Cheshire
2011–2016: BVetMed (with Honours), Royal Veterinary College, London
ResearchGate Joe Heaver
I am interested in infectious and non-infectious diseases which affect free-ranging wildlife populations, particularly those with conservation implications. I am especially interested in the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases which threaten avian and amphibian populations.
Garden Wildlife Health is a collaborative project between the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Froglife, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which aims to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats to, British wildlife. Our particular focus is on garden birds, amphibians, reptiles, and hedgehogs. For this we count on the help of the public to submit reports of sick or dead wildlife and to submit samples for analysis.
Heaver, J.P., Waters, M. (2019). A retrospective study of mortality in Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in UK zoos. Zoo Biol. 2019 38(2): 200-208. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21476