Wildlife Veterinarian

Rosemary Booth

Rosie Booth grew up in Toowoomba, Queensland surrounded by nature and animals. She enrolled in veterinary science at the age of 16. During her post-graduate studies she was offered a position as the first full time veterinarian at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with a captive population of 80 koalas. That position led to an offer of employment with the Zoological Board of Victoria, which allowed Rosie to participate in a number of captive breeding programs for threatened species. In 1995, Rosie trained Nepalese veterinarians on wildlife management then from 2004 to 2011 Rosie worked as the coordinator of captive breeding of threatened species for the Queensland State Government. During this time she was able to manage the re-introduction of 172 individuals of six species. Rosie has continued her commitment to conservation, research and wildlife rehabilitation by taking up the position of Director of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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