Dr Tom Bailey

BSc, BVSc, MSc, PhD, CertZooMed, MRCVS

EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Avian Medicine and Surgery

Tom Bailey works with Lance Jepson who established Origin Vets, a veterinary service based in South Wales that deals exclusively with non-domestic species. Falcons, exotic pets, birds, zoological collections, wildlife and fisheries all come under the care of Origin Vets. After graduating from Bristol Vet School in 1991, Tom worked in a variety of free-living and captive wildlife projects and hospitals in Africa and the Middle East. Along with Dr Jaime Samour, Tom established the veterinary department for the National Avian Research Center, a large captive breeding a restoration project for bustards in the UAE where he was fortunate to do his PhD. Tom returned to the UK in 2001 to do the MSc in Zoological Medicine at the ZSL After a year in the UK the Middle East beckoned again and Tom worked at Dubai Falcon Hospital and the Wadi Safa Wildlife Center in Dubai until 2011. Tom holds a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Avian), has published some journal and book articles and edited newsletters on raptor conservation and wildlife conservation. From 2011-2014 Tom was Head of Aviculture and Health at International Wildlife Consultants, responsible for the veterinary care and aviculture programme of a large raptor conservation and falcon breeding project in the UK. I also teach an online module on Threats to Reptiles on the Ecosystem Health and Species Conservation course run by the University of Edinburgh. I am bringing up my family on an environmentally friendly small-holding on the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park. In my spare time I plant trees and help my wife run an Eco-Campsite.