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Andrew Greenwood MA, VetMB, FSB, CBiol, DipECZM, FRCVS - PartnerAndrew joined David Taylor as a partner in 1973 and, in 1976, they together formed the International Zoo Veterinary Group. An internationally recognised expert in avian diseases and marine mammal care, he is a Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Currently, Andrew acts as veterinary advisor to various conservation projects in Mauritius, and to the World Parrot Trust. He is a Council member of Twycross Zoo and has served on the Council of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Zoological Society of London. Andrew is a Trustee of the Wildlife Information Network and the World Parrot Trust and is a member of the government-appointed Zoos Forum.
Andrew is based in Yorkshire, in the North of England.
John Lewis MA, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS - PartnerJohn received his doctorate for work in human oncology and joined the practice in 1985. With wide experience in feline & primate medicine, advanced techniques of anaesthesia, and wildlife medicine, he is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, and was appointed to Part 1 of Secretary of State's list of zoo inspectors in July 1996. John is a veterinary advisor to the Tiger and Amur Leopard EEP’s and the EAZA Felid TAG, and a member of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group. Being a founder member and veterinary director of Wildlife Vets International, John is actively involved in several cat field conservation projects. Based in Kent, John is a visiting lecturer at the Durrell Institute for Conservation Ecology.
Sue Thornton BSc, BVetMed, MRCVS - PartnerSue joined the practice in May 2000, having previously worked as Veterinary Officer at London Zoo and the Marine Mammal Center, California. She is a government appointed Zoo Inspector. Sue became a partner in the practice in 2003. Sue is the Senior Vice President of BVZS until May 2008, and is a veterinary advisor to the EAZA Amphibian and Reptile TAG and the UK HerpTAG.
In addition to her experience with a broad range of species, Sue has a special interest in fish and lower vertebrates, and is consultant vet to a number of aquaria.
Sue is based in Hertfordshire, in the South of England.
Johanna Storm MRCVS - VeterinarianA graduate of the Veterinary School of Giessen University, Germany, Johanna was formerly Technical Director of the Madrid Zoo and resident vet at Loro Parque, Tenerife.
With fifteen years spent specialising in avian and reptile medicine, Johanna now runs our first opinion and referrals exotic pet clinic in Hipperholme, near Halifax, Yorkshire where she also sees animals from some of our zoological collections.
Tania Pawlowsky Monreal MRCVS- Veterinarian
Tania graduated from Universidad Autonoma of Barcelona in February 1998, and spent 4 years travelling the World, working in zoos and conservation projects in Greece, Finland, Argentina, Mexico, the US, and with a whale Photo-ID and whale watching project in Norway. In 2000, she worked as a vet for the Aspro-Ocio group, becoming Technical Director and head of the Veterinary Department by 2009. Currently Tania divides her time between working for Barcelona Zoo as Curator for Aquatic Animals, and working for IZVG. Tania is also Coordinator of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals Veterinary Committee and of the Asociación Ibérica de Zoos y Acuarios's Veterinary Committee.
Tania is based in Barcelona, Spain.
Steve Philp BSc(Hons) MA VetMB GP Cert (Ex AP) MRCVS- Veterinarian
Steve joined the practice in July 2011. Before he graduated from Cambridge University in 2005, he completed a course in Chemical and Mass Capture in South Africa and spent some time touring the country working with a Game Capture Team. Since qualifying, he has spent 6 years in mixed practice in the South West, seeing first opinion exotics cases. In 2007 he became the approved Vet for Newquay Zoo and provided their veterinary cover for more than 3 years whilst also providing services for Cornish Birds of Prey, Colliford Lake Park and the RSPCA. During that time he also assisted with some of IZVG’s work at Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay.
Steve is based in Cambridge, in the South of England.
Mark Stidworthy MA VetMB PhD MRCPath MRCVS - Pathologist
Mark has been responsible for the pathology division of IZVG since 2003. He has pathology residency training and diagnostic experience from Liverpool and Cambridge Veterinary Schools, and completed his PhD, studying repair in the central nervous system, at Cambridge. Mark is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, in the specialty of veterinary pathology. Mark was the founder Secretary of the British Society of Veterinary Pathology, is an active member of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, and speaks and publishes regularly in the field of zoo and wildlife pathology.
Daniela Denk Dr med vet MRCVS - Pathologist
Daniela joined the practice in March 2011. Daniela graduated from the Veterinary School of Munich University, Germany, where she also began her pathology training and wrote her thesis on dermatopathological alterations in canine atopic dermatitis. She completed a residency programme at Liverpool University before deciding to develop her interest in zoo and wildlife pathology alongside existing interests in neuropathology and dermatopathology. Daniela is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Pathologists and the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathologists.
The laboratory facilities of IZVG Pathology are located near Leeds in Yorkshire. Graduate biologist Neil Wagstaffe, who has worked part-time for the practice since January 2007, provides technical support for our two pathologists.
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Penny Cusdin BSc(Hons) CIBiol MSB VN - Head of ResearchPenny joined the practice in 1998, after obtaining her degree in Zoology from the University of Liverpool and qualifying as a veterinary nurse.
She is responsible for information management, the practice library and is the researcher for the clinical team. She has been responsible for government-appointed research, and has assisted clients with their own research projects. Penny also has office management responsibilities.
Olivia Walter BSc (Hons) MSc- Researcher
Olivia got her first degree at University of Edinburgh before starting work as a small mammal keeper at ZSL London Zoo and then at Sharjah Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife, before returning to ZSL to work as a zoo population manager. Prior to starting at IZVG, Olivia worked for the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums helping members exceed standards set by the Zoo Licensing Act, representing zoos to the public, media and policy decision makers. While at BIAZA, Olivia obtained her MSc in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology.Olivia runs conservation charity Wildlife Vets International, as well as carrying out research work for clients.
Elizabeth Smith - Office ManagerLiz joined the practice in 1994, and is the Office Manager. She is responsible for the accounts, and the legal and financial side of the office as well as personnel management.
Administration TeamClaire Kelly, Tish Saxton and Lynne Mason run our busy head office, taking on secretarial and administration duties, ordering and distributing medical supplies and zoovet products, and managing the exotic pets clinic. They ensure that the whole practice works smoothly.