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Dr Talbot is looking forward to working in the mobile vet hospital, which she says will be able to go the scene of a crisis and treat the animals as soon as they’re found.

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Appointed by the Board of Directors of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, Dr Talbot will lead the team of veterinary staff at the hospital, which is currently under construction.

The new facility will be mobilised for quick response to injured and traumatised wildlife in crisis, anywhere in Australia, from October 2020.

Dr Talbot was appointed to the position for her expertise and experience treating high volumes of wildlife and exotic species with high quality, specialist care.

‘I have treated koalas, wombats, many types of birds, raptors, even down to skinks that have been bitten by dogs,’ she said.

Dr Talbot also has experience dealing with bushfire wildlife victims, and the accompanying issues of dehydration and fear, as well as burns trauma.

‘I’m really looking forward to joining such an experienced team of specialist wildlife veterinarians committed to giving vulnerable wildlife all the treatment they need to get them back into the wild where they belong,’ said Dr Talbot.

Dr Bree Talbot
Dr Bree Talbot and one of her patients. Photo supplied.

The new vet joins Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital from the University of Sydney’s Avian Reptile And Exotic Pet Hospital.

She’s a Member and Examiner of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Unusual Pet Medicine and Surgery.

‘Dr Bree is a talented and compassionate specialist vet,’ said Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Founder and CEO Dr Stephen Van Mil.

‘These qualities, alongside her experience working in bushfire-affected areas to treat badly injured animals made her the perfect person to run our Mobile Wildlife Hospital.

‘We couldn’t be happier that she’s joined us.’

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is a not-for-profit company committed to prevent extinction and decline of native species and maximise their chances of long-term recovery.

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