BVetMed MScWAH CertAVP(Zoo Med) DipECZM(ZHM) DipACZM MRCVS
American College of Zoological Medicine Board Certified Specialist in Zoological Medicine™
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Zoo Health Management
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Adam started his professional career working in private exotic animal practice, where he achieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Zoological Medicine. In 2011, Adam moved to the USA to undertake an internship in wildlife medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a large wildlife teaching hospital. This was followed by a Masters of Wild Animal Health back in the UK at the Zoological Society of London, London Zoo and the RVC. After a second internship at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Adam was delighted to be offered the first European College of Zoological Medicine Residency in Zoo Health Management in the UK, at Edinburgh Zoo.
In 2018, Adam successfully sat both the European and American specialist board examinations, becoming an EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Zoo Health Management and an American College of Zoological Medicine Board Certified Specialist in Zoological Medicine, respectively. Adam currently combines his passion for zoo and wildlife medicine as a Veterinary Surgeon for RZSS, providing veterinary services to Edinburgh Zoo, Highland Wildlife Park, and numerous field conservation projects based in Scotland and abroad. He is the lead veterinarian for the Gough Island Restoration Programme, a partnership project led by the RSPB and Tristan da Cunha government. The project aims to restore the natural biodiversity of Gough Island, one of the most important seabird nesting islands in the world.
⦁ Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, London – 2007
⦁ Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (Zoological Medicine) – 2010
⦁ Master of Science in Wild Animal Health (with distinction) Royal Veterinary College, London – 2012
⦁ Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine – 2013
⦁ American College of Zoological Medicine Board Certified Specialist in Zoological Medicine™ – 2018
⦁ EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Zoo Health Management – 2018
⦁ Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine – 2018
⦁ Veterinary Advisor, British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Native Species Working Group
⦁ Examinations Committee member, European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management)
⦁ Outreach Committee member, European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management)
Professional and research interests
Adam has broad professional and research interests in zoological medicine. His Master’s degree thesis investigated reproductive endocrinology techniques in tapirs, and he has continued to further his reproductive disease interest whilst assisting with reproductive health investigations for RZSS. He also has a significant background in wildlife medicine and a special interest in disease risk assessment with regards to wildlife translocations and other interventions used in field conservation projects.
For a list of Adam's publications please visit his Researchgate page.
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