Dr Richard Saunders


EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Zoo Health Management

Richard graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1994, also obtaining an intercalated degree in Zoology. He worked in general small animal practice for 2 years before joining the RSPCA at Norfolk Wildlife Hospital, working with British wildlife. After that, he worked in increasingly exotic animal practice, obtaining his CertZooMed in 2001, and his DZooMed (Mammalian) in 2010. He joined Bristol Zoological Gardens as a resident in 2008, and Staff Vet in 2011. He works part time for Bristol Zoo, consults in private referral practice in Bristol and teaches at the University of Bristol. He is the RWAF Veterinary Adviser, and an RCVS Specialist in Zoological medicine (Mammalian)