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Mr Andrew Routh

Andrew Routh
  • Location: Jersey
  • Year of Fellowship: 2019

Areas of special interest

  • Conservation medicine
  • Teaching and in-country capacity building
  • Conservation breeding translocation/reintroduction

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda
  • Professional mentoring

Professional positions

  • Council member BVZS
  • Member BVA Medicines Group
  • External member RSPB Animal Ethics Committee


Andrew Routh, after 13 years in general practice moved, in 1994, into full-time zoo, wildlife and conservation medicine. Initially working with UK wildlife, he gained his CertZooMed in 1997.

Thereafter he worked in zoological collections in the USA, Hong Kong and the UK before his current post as Head of Veterinary Services for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, based at the Jersey Zoo.

As part of his work he has taught veterinary and conservation colleagues in India, Nepal, Mauritius and the UAE. He has worked, as a consultant/ volunteer, with orangutans in Kalimantan, bears in Thailand and chimpanzees in Sierra Leone.

Key programmes on which he has worked have included with cold-stunned turtles in the USA, on corncrake reintroduction in the UK, with Gyps vultures in India and Nepal, mountain chickens in the Caribbean, pygmy hog in Assam, and in Madagascar with the ploughshare tortoise and Madagascan pochard.

Andrew has authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He has lectured to veterinary students in almost all the UK veterinary schools as well as at universities in the USA, India and Thailand.

Throughout his career he has been actively involved in policy-forming bodies including being a member of the BVA Overseas Group and on BVZS Council, as well as being an external member of committees of the British Trust for Ornithology and the RSPB. He was a member of the steering committee that led to the formation of the Bat Conservation Trust

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