Pet Directory Member Number: #941
||$75 for one Bird
Dr Peter Wilson provides a DNA and Surgical Bird Sexing Service on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Peter has always had a special interest in treating birds, reptiles and other wildlife. For more than thirty years, he has developed his skill and expertise in these areas of veterinary medicine and surgery.
After graduating from Queensland University in 1977, he worked in small animal practice, establishing his own practices in the Brisbane suburbs of Indooroopilly and Yeronga. During this time he treated all wildlife cases presented to the R.S.P.C.A in Fairfield, Brisbane. He was the consultant veterinarian for Brisbane Forest Park, Gondwanaland, and supervised the health and care of the Currumbin Sanctuary Aviary for Expo 88.
In 1989 he became the first full time veterinarian at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where he set up and established the first wildlife hospital at the Sanctuary. In 1994 Peter left the Sanctuary and established the first dedicated bird, reptile and exotic practice in Australia at his property in Currumbin Valley. Peter undertook further study to gain his membership in the Australian College of Veterinarian Scientists in Wildlife Medicine. This qualification incorporates a knowledge of the veterinary medicine of birds, reptiles, marsupials and mammals, which is more inclusive than a Membership in Avian Health. Peter is also a long standing member of Australian Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Veterinary Association of Unusual and Exotic Pets, and the Association of Wildlife Disease. Regular attendance at annual conferences keeps him up to date with current developments in his fields of expertise. As well as establishing his bird and reptile practice in the valley, he has spent many hours regenerating the once degraded ex-dairy farm into viable wildlife habitat. Peter and his wife Penny share their home with several pythons, two Hans Macaws, a Major Mitchell, a flock of cast-off budgies and two rehabilitated galahs.