LISA WILLIS

VETERINARY NURSE

Lisa has been involved extensively in a wide range of animal care & management since first working in the industry in 2007 & becoming a qualified nurse in 2009.
She has completed a Certificate III in Captive Animal Management at Taronga Zoo, where she worked as a Zoo Keeper working with marine mammals, primates, ungulates, big cats and the team at the wildlife hospital. Her interest in marine mammals sees her as an active volunteer for ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans Australia), having completed their marine mammal stranding rescue course. In 2015, Lisa spent 4 weeks in Florida, USA at the Dolphin Research Centre and 2 weeks in Mexico learning all about marine mammal behaviour and training.

Lisa’s love of wildlife led her to become an active volunteer for WIRES – she has completed courses in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of possums and gliders, macropods and wombats, koalas, flying foxes and birds.

Through the National Dog Trainers Federation, Lisa has also completed her Certificate III in Dog Training & Behaviour.

Her special interests include emergency and critical care, surgical nursing, animal training & behaviour and wildlife.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys dog walking and taking dogs to the beach, paddle boarding, bush walking & photography. At home she has a naughty ginger and white cat called Yoda.

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