- About Us
- Dr. Bill Hartley - Registry Founder
- Dr. Karrie Rose - Manager
- Jane Hall - Information & Resources Coordinator
- Dr Cheryl Sangster - Veterinary Pathologist
- Paul Thompson - Laboratory Manager, Taronga Zoo
- Dr Shannon Donahoe - Associate Veterinary Pathologist
- Tammy de Farria - Assitant Laboratory Technical Officer
- Dr. Larry Vogelnest - Senior Veterinarian, Taronga Zoo
- Dr David Phalen - Veterinarian
- Dr David Spratt - Parasitologist
- Dr Robert Johnson - Veterinarian
- Dr. Damien Higgins - Veterinarian
- Dr. Richard Montali - Veterinary Pathologist
- Kaye Humphreys - Microbiologist
- Int’l News
- Interesting Cases
- Common Diseases
- Amphibian Dz Homepage
- Marine Turtle Health
- Short Course
- Useful Links
Other Useful Links
This section of the site presents useful contacts and links with organisations that may be able to assist with information or help with problem solving in wildlife management. The ARWH also maintains a database of individuals with expertise in most areas of wildlife health work in Australia. Access to this list is available to members only, however if you need help tracking down sources of information or organisations that can help you, contact us at ARWH@zoo.nsw.gov.au
Animal Health Australia
Animal Health Australia is an innovative partnership involving the Australian Government, state and territory governments, major livestock industries and other stakeholders. We work with our members and stakeholders to strengthen Australia’s national animal health system and maximise confidence in the safety and quality of Australia’s livestock products in domestic and overseas markets.
Animals on Film
Animals on Film produces educational programs for the capture handling and restraint of animals. The programs cover such topics as techniques, equipment, safety considerations and traps. Where relevent, sections on zoonotic risks and veterinary procedures are included.
Animal Rescue Kits
Animal Rescue Kits is a fully Australian owned & operated business, specialising in the design & manufacture of top quality, specialised animal rescue and restraint products.
Australia and New Zealand Council on the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching Ltd (ANZCCART) was established in 1987 in response to particular concerns in both the wider and scientific communities about the use of animals in research and teaching. It also recognised the need to address, in a balanced and considered way, the distinctive scientific, ethical, and social issues associated with the use of animals for scientific purposes.
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) conducts diagnosis, training, technology transfer and research which is essential to the success of animal health in Australia.
Australian Biosecurity Intelligence Network (ABIN)
ABIN was established with Commonwealth National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) funding, following the identification of a National Biosecurity Framework as a top priority for government funding in 2008.
Australian Capital Territory Government
The Australian Capital Territory Government Information Portal offers integrated access to information about Canberra and the region, from ACT Government agencies, regional local government and the non-government sector.
Australian Fauna Care
This site provides a comprehensive list of wildlife care groups around Australia.
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is responsible for Australia's agricultural, fisheries, forestry and food industries. Our department is working to increase the competitiveness, profitability and sustainability of these industries.
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage.
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). AQIS manages quarantine controls at our borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country. AQIS also provides import and export inspection and certification to help retain Australia's highly favourable animal, plant and human health status and wide access to overseas export markets.
Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology (ASVP)
The Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology (ASVP) was established in the early 1970s (incorporated as the ASVP in 1984) as a professional body to promote the practice of veterinary pathology in improving animal and human health. The Society comprises more than 200 pathologists, principally in Australasia, but we have overseas members in North America, UK, New Zealand, Greece and Canada.
Australian Veterinary Association - Australian Association of Veterinary Conservation Biologists
The AAVCB is the Australian Veterinary Association's (AVA) wildlife Special Interest Group (SIG). It provides a forum for all those members interested in the conservation and management of wildlife, and through Newsletters and involvement int he AVA's annual conference enables wide consideration of these issues. The group has direct involvement in the development of relevant AVA policies through its membership of AVA Policy Council.
Australian Wildlife Health Network
The Australian Wildlife Health Network (AWHN) is a national initiative of the Commonwealth Govenment and is managed under the Wildlife Exotic Disease Preparedness Program (Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry). Its mission is to promote and facilitate collaborative links in the investigation and management of wildlife health in support of human and animal health, biodiversity and trade.
Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC)
The CCWHC encompasses Canada's four veterinary colleges. Its purpose is to apply the veterinary medical sciences to wildlife conservation and management and is dedicated to developing and using knowledge of wildlife health and disease to improve human health and the health of domestic animals. The CCWHC coordinates Canada's national wildlife health surveillance program and provides educational programs information, and consultation to both government and non-government agencies, and the public.
Conservations Breeding Specialist Group
CBSG’s mission is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide.
Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water
The ACT Government established this Department to consolidate and build on our capacity to respond to climate change. Our vision is to make Canberra known not just as the national capital but also the solar capital — a model for other communities to follow.
IDEXX's primary business focuses on pet health, a growing market around the world. In this market, IDEXX develops, produces and sells an integrated portfolio of products and services to companion animal veterinarians. Offerings include in-clinic diagnostic tests and instrumentation, laboratory services, pharmaceuticals, and practice management software.
Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia
This site promotes an understanding of the kangaroo industry, its vital role in the environmental sustainability of the Australian rangelands, and its role in indigenising Australian Agriculture. It does so by presenting a balanced overview of the utilisation of native fauna in this country and we hope that it will stimulate debate and be of interest to all.
Microbiology Conferences - Various
For a comprehensive list of upcoming Microbiology based conferences: http://www.microbiologyconference.com/
National Animal Health Information System
The National Animal Health Information System provides timely and accurate summary information on Australia's animal health status to support trade in animal commodities and meet Australia's international reporting obligations. It also provides information on Australia's capabilities and activities with regard to animal disease surveillance and control.
National Health and Medical Research Council
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.
National Wildlife Health Centre (NWHC)
The National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) is a science center of the Biological Resources Discipline of the United States Geological Survey. The NWHC was established in 1975 as a biomedical laboratory dedicated to assessing the impact of disease on wildlife and to identifying the role of various pathogens in contributing to wildlife losses.
New Zealand Wildlife Health Centre
The centre is a grouping of Massey researchers from the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (IVABS), the Institute of Natural Resources (INR) and the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health (IFNHH), whose mission is to promote and implement collaborative investigation and management of wildlife in support of the conservation of NZ native fauna.
Northern Territory Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development - Primary Resources
Northern Territory Government - Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Office International des Epizooties (OIE)
The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide.
Through effective environmental and visitor management, Parks Victoria is dedicated to preserving the natural and heritage values of the parks, bays, and waterways, including full protection of sensitive areas. Preservation is our highest commitment.
Queensland Department of Primary Industries
We promote profitable primary industries for Queensland. We provide expertise and support to assist the State's food and fibre industries to increase productivity, improve sustainability, grow markets and adapt to change. We are committed to delivering world-class research and development, providing leadership on industry policy, protecting industries against pests, diseases and maintaining animal welfare standards, managing fisheries sustainably and maximising the value of state-owned forests.
Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management
The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) is responsible to the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, and the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
RSPCA Australia is home to a strong science and campaigns team, with a particular focus on farm animal issues. RSPCA Australia is responsible for facilitating national campaigns and events and representing the interests of animal welfare with Government and industry across all areas.
Society for Wildlife Forensic Science
The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science was formed in November 2009 with the mission of developing wildlife forensic science into a comprehensive, integrated and mature discipline. Membership is international and open to those who will impact the wildlife forensics community. Members and the community will discover that the field of wildlife forensic science is ever expanding, and novel research is being conducted around the globe to find new procedures for identifying species, individuals and populations. The goal of protecting and conserving wildlife is shared by many and is an extraordinarily worthwhile pursuit.
South Australia Department of Environment and Natural Resources
South Australia Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is South Australia’s leading environmental regulator, responsible for the protection of air and water quality, and the control of pollution, waste, noise and radiation. We influence and regulate human activities to protect and restore the environment.
South Australia Primary Industries and Resources
Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA) is a dynamic Government of South Australia agency committed to the economic development of the State and the sustainable use of the State’s food, fibre and minerals industries.
Sub-Committee on Animal Health Laboratory Standards (SCAHLS)
This site contains lists of the specialised diagnostic tests available at laboratories throughout Australia.
Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is responsible for the sustainable management and protection of Tasmania’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Tasmanian communities and the economy. The Department’s activities guide and support the use and management of Tasmania’s land and water resources and protect and promote its natural, built and cultural assets. The Department is also responsible for delivering the services that support primary industry development and for the protection of the State’s relative disease and pest-free status.
Victoria Department of Primary Industries
Incorporates Agriculture, Food & Forestry, Fishing & Aquaculture, Minerals & Petroleum, Science, Research & Development, Energy and Trade & Investment.
Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment
Incorporates Coasts & Marine, Conservation & Environment, Fire & Other Emergencies, Forests, Land Management, Parks & Reserves, Plants & Animals, Property Titles & Maps, Recreation & Tourism and Water.
Victoria Environment Protection Authority
EPA Victoria's purpose is to protect, care for and improve our environment.
Western Australia Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture and Food assists the State's Agriculture, Food and Fibre sectors to be sustainable and profitable, with a clear focus on export-led growth. The Department enhances the international competitiveness of the State's agribusiness by working with them to meet the increasingly demanding standards for safety and quality of food and fibre products produced in a sustainable way.
Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation
The Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia) was established on 1 July 2006, bringing together the Department of Environment and the Department of Conservation and Land Management. DEC is in the portfolio of the Minister for Environment. The department is also part of the greater environmental community and has distinct Government responsibilities for implementing Government policy within that community. Protection and conservation of the environment is a collective role.
Wildlife Disease Association Australasia
The mission of the Association is to discover, disseminate, and directly apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, ecology and conservation. The Australasian section consists of around 130 enthusiastic members including parasitologists, researchers, zoo vets, private practitioners, zoologists, pathologists, biochemists and students, with expertise across a broad range of disciplines and species.
Wildlife Genetics Laboratory
This page introduces some of biology and also the technology underlying forensic DNA typing. It also gives examples of how this technology is used in establishing whether trade in endangered species complies with the CITES legislation. It also illustrates the broad application of DNA typing that is now available at Murdoch University
Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (WIRES)
Currently there are more than 2,000 WIRES volunteers authorised to rescue, rehabilitate and release. Each year WIRES is granted a general licence from NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. An authority is then issued to each volunteer member. WIRES offers an educational service to the community through talks to schools, community groups, and wildlife forums.
Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA)
ZAA (formally known as the Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria – ARAZPA) was established in 1990 to link zoos and aquariums in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in a cooperative regional network for wildlife conservation. ZAA now links over 70 institutions, all working together to protect and conserve the world's wildlife. ZAA’s mission is: "To harness the collective resources of zoos and aquariums to conserve biodiversity in the natural environment".
Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Our role in conservation is to create direct and positive connections between wildlife and people. We protect endangered species, increase understanding of wildlife and inspire community.