Dr Timothy Portas


Tim is a veterinarian who has worked exclusively with free-ranging and captive wildlife since 1999. He has provided veterinary support to conservation projects for numerous species including the northern corroboree frog, eastern bettong, eastern quoll, Leadbeater’s possum, northern hairy-nosed wombat, southern brush-tailed rock wallaby, Sumatran rhinoceros and Sumatran tiger. His work involves health evaluation, disease risk analysis, anaesthesia and sedation, assessment of short- and long-term physiological responses to conservation translocations and disease investigation in free-ranging populations.     

His professional interests include the health and disease of free-ranging Australian wildlife, veterinary aspects of reintroduction programs, welfare in conservation translocations and research programs involving free-ranging wildlife and the restraint and anaesthesia of free-ranging wildlife.