Resources for Veterinary Professionals

Helping professionals care for WA's wildlife

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Training for Veterinary professionals

Up-skilling general practice veterinary personnel

Our online training courses have been custom designed by experienced veterinarians with a deep understanding of Western Australia’s unique wildlife species. The training courses cover a range of topics, with the aim to empower veterinary professionals working in general practice to effectively treat wildlife patients in Western Australia.

In addition to providing essential knowledge on wildlife treatment, the ‘Wildlife Medicine for Veterinary Professionals – General Practice Edition’ course is also designed to assist veterinarians and veterinary nurses prepare for emergency events such as bushfires and oil spills. It equips them with the skills and knowledge necessary to assess patient viability and make difficult euthanasia decisions with confidence and compassion.

Our ‘Wildlife Medicine for Veterinary Professionals’ courses are open to veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and trainees in both of these professions.

With interactive quizzes and engaging content, these courses are the perfect way to enhance skills, expand knowledge, and make a positive impact in the lives of wildlife.

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Handbook for Veterinary Professionals

Wildlife Medicine For Veterinary Professionals


Introducing the Essential Veterinary Handbook by WA Wildlife – Your Trusted Companion in Treating Western Australia’s Native Wildlife!

Tailored for veterinary professionals in general practice (by veterinarians who work at the WA Wildlife Hospital and in general practice), this handbook is an indispensable addition to your library. Wildlife cases often challenge the conventional setup of veterinary clinics, yet they are prevalent all-over Western Australia.

Key Features:

  • Species Identification: Easily identify the unique wildlife species that come through your doors.
  • First Aid: Learn essential first aid techniques tailored to the needs of native wildlife.
  • Common Conditions: Understand and address prevalent conditions in Western Australia’s wildlife.
  • Diagnostics: Access practical guidelines for efficient diagnostics.
  • Treatment Plans: Implement effective treatment plans for various wildlife scenarios.
  • Short-term Husbandry Requirements: Learn to provide crucial short-term care for a successful recovery.

Before transferring patients to licensed rehabilitation providers, our handbook equips you with a highly practical source of information and easy-to-follow guidelines. Gain confidence in administering initial care with precision and efficiency.

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Work experience for Veterinary Students

Learn valuable skills on the job!

Our veterinary student work experience program is an exciting opportunity for aspiring veterinarians to gain hands-on experience and work alongside the knowledgeable veterinary staff at the WA Wildlife Hospital.

It’s an immersive experience that provides students with a unique insight into the daily workings of a wildlife veterinary hospital. By participating in surgeries, monitoring patients, and assisting with treatments, students get a real understanding of what it’s like to care for wildlife in a clinical setting.

The program is designed to help students develop their skills, build their confidence, and make a positive impact in wildlife conservation. We take great pride in offering this program and are committed to supporting the next generation of veterinary professionals as they pursue their passion for wildlife medicine.


Enquire about a work experience placement or professional training

If you are interested in a work experience placement or professional training course for your organisation, simply complete the form below.

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Our team will respond to your enquiry the same business day!