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John West (Dip Aqua, PSM)

Manager, Life Sciences Operations. John West is currently the Manager of Life Sciences Operations at Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos. He is the Curator of the Australian Shark Attack File.

Larry Vogelnest (BVSc (Hons), MVS, MACVS, PSM)

Senior Veterinarian. Dr Vogelnest has participated in and advised on both in situ and ex situ components of numerous conservation projects. He specialises in the health and reproductive management of small populations.

Kimberly Vinette Herrin (MS, DVM)

Veterinary Officer. Kimberly came to Taronga Zoo after gaining over eight years of zoo medicine experience as a veterinarian at Gladys Porter Zoo in the South of Texas and Ocean Park aquarium in Hong Kong.

David Slip (BSc, MSc, PhD)

Research Biologist, Marine Biology. In June 2008 he joined Taronga as a research biologist of marine mammals. His research interests include foraging ecology, population dynamics, diving physiology, energetics.

Karrie Rose (DVM, DVSc)

Pathologist Veterinary Registrar. Karrie became interested in working with wildlife while conducting field research and population studies with Ferruginous Hawks and Burrowing Owls during university summer breaks.

Michael McFadden - BSc (Hons)

Unit Supervisor - Herpetofauna. Michael began working at Taronga Zoo in January 2003, soon after completing his honours degree on endogenous seasonal cycles in the endangered Regent Honeyeater.

Frances Hulst (BVSc(Hons) MVS)

Veterinary Officer. Frances Hulst graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1983. She worked for a number of years, both in Australia and the UK.

Francis Hulst (BVSc(Hons) MVS)

Frances Hulst graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1983. She worked for a number of years, both in Australia and the UK.

Margaret Hawkins (BSc (Hons))

Behavioural Biologist Emeritus. With the appointment of the assistant Behavioural Biologist, Margaret has changed her focus to the writing up and publishing of collected data and the supervision of research projects.

Peter Harlow (BSC (Hons), PhD)

Precinct Manager - Herpetofauna. For over 28 years Peter Harlow's career has involved a wide range of research projects in reptile ecology, physiology and conservation, based mostly at the University of Sydney.

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