BVSC MVSc MANZCVS DACZM
Tim Portas graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996 and worked in mixed private practice for two and a half years before being employed as the veterinarian at Werribee Open Range Zoo. He subsequently worked for the Taronga Conservation Society Australia and Australia Zoo before starting his own business providing contract and consultancy services in the field of zoological and conservation medicine within Australia and internationally. He has completed a research-based Master of Veterinary Science on the reproductive evaluation of captive rhinoceroses and is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. He has worked exclusively with captive and free-ranging wildlife for the past 17 years. His professional interests include marsupial medicine, reptile and amphibian medicine, anaesthesia of free-ranging wildlife, veterinary aspects of reintroduction biology and medicine and anaesthesia of mega-vertebrates.