Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Goes on Tour with FNPW’s Wildlife Friendly Vets!

Australia’s largest mobile wildlife hospital, “Matilda,” owned by Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, hit the road this month to create awareness about the wonderful work that the mobile hospital can do, and to share how veterinarians, wildlife carers and the general public can work together to give Australian wildlife the quality treatment and care they deserve.

The week-long tour, proudly sponsored by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and World Animal Protection Australia, began in Brisbane, then continued on to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast (QLD), Southern Cross University in Lismore (NSW), Grafton Racecourse (NSW) and had its final day at the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park in Coffs Harbour (NSW). At each stop, veterinarians, wildlife carers and the public were invited to tour the hospital, meet the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital staff and engage with each other to discuss the ways in which the sector can work together to achieve positive outcomes for Australian wildlife.

In this image: FNPW’s own Samantha McCann holding a joey.

The regional tour was the perfect opportunity to help provide Wildlife Friendly Vet resources to the veterinarian community, to encourage wildlife carers to nominate their own Wildlife Friendly Vets and to showcase the Foundation’s strong partnership with Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital.

In this image: BBWH CEO Stephen Van Mil, BBWH Foundation Veterinarian Bree Talbot, and staff members of both Sea World and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.