David Phalen is exotic animal and wildlife veterinarian with 34 years of experience. David teaches exotic pet husbandry and wildlife and exotic pet medicine
to 3rd and 4th year DVM students and is the coordinator for the Masters of Wildlife Health and Population Management.
His research interests are varied and include infectious, toxicological and nutritional diseases of wildlife and exotic animals and wildlife ecology and conservation.
He is actively involved with the Australian Registry for Wildlife Health, Wildlife Health Australia, the Orange-bellied parrot recovery program, emerging diseases in Christmas Island