Wildlife Health Australia is the peak body for wildlife health in Australia. Wildlife Health Australia was established as the Australian Wildlife Health Network in 2002 as a national government initiative. Its work continues following incorporation as an independent company in 2013. Major funding for Wildlife Health Australia is provided by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources with significant in-kind support from state and territory governments.
The six other veterinary clinics taking part in Wildlife Health Australia’s sentinel clinic surveillance program are:
- Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital
- Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne
- RSPCA Queensland Wildlife Hospital in Brisbane
- Tasmania’s Kingston Animal Hospital
- Mayfair Veterinary Clinic, also in Tasmania
- Boongarry Veterinary Services in Cairns.
Wildlife health surveillance occurs across Australia, including the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Dr Rupert Woods, Wildlife Health Australia, 0438 755 078 www.wildlifehealthaustralia.com.au
Dr Graham Mackereth, DPIRD, 08 9194 1420
Helen Mooney, Broome Veterinary Hospital, 08 9192 1319
Dr Sarah Brett, Kimberley Vet Centre, 0407 691 229