Clinical Veterinary Nursing for Australian Wildlife Simplified
Unsure of the steps for successful admission and care of Australian Native Wildlife? Want to do better by our amazing species? This webinar will give you tips and hints to maximize your success in the clinical setting for these patients. The focus will be broadly on appropriate methods to help you care for our varied bird, reptile, and marsupial species. We will touch on the common species and reasons for admission, leading on to what to look for in a basic physical examination. Finally, the key steps you need to take to appropriately stabilize and care for these patients prior to release, or transfer to a wildlife carer. We will also discuss considerations for euthanasia and current recommendations for humane euthanasia. Lead by Dr Robyn Stenner, with over 8 years experience as a wildlife veterinarian, this seminar will be packed full of simple yet effective and time saving points to help you and the clinic care for wildlife.
Recording from 07.06.2018
Robyn Stenner (BVSC, MANZCVS)
Robyn Stenner graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 and headed over to the UK to work in small animal practice for a couple of years. This provided plenty of opportunity to work with exotics such as rabbits, hamsters, birds and reptiles, as well as for extensive travel! Upon returning to Australia in 2009 Robyn commenced work at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Here she developed a strong interest in avian orthopaedics, koala medicine and orthopaedics, and working with our amazing bats. A general love of the variety and challenge that comes with a busy trauma hospital for wildlife was also instilled, and the thrill of managing a busy caseload remains to this day. She gained MANZCVS in Australian Wildlife in 2014 and began teaching advanced care courses for various wildlife carer organisations. 2016 saw a move to the Gold Coast, and position as a casual veterinarian at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Robyn now divides her time between clinical wildlife work, wildlife teaching commitments, and home visit work for a veterinary palliative care business as well as a return to some domestic clinical work too! She spends her free time hanging out with her chickens, planting trees on her property, or fixing up her sailing boat in anticipation of some adventures further afield in the near future!