The Organising Committee is responsible for the ICARE conference in the chosen country, organising everything from venue to food to the conference programme. The ICARE 2019 London committee is made up of the following individuals:
There are no Zoo & Wildlife Scientific Committee members yet.
Livia Benato has worked with rabbits and exotic animals since she graduated in 2002. She finished her residency in Rabbit and Exotic Animal Medicine in 2011 at the University of Edinburgh. She then worked for one year at Chester Zoo as a Veterinary Officer before moving back to Scotland in 2013 where she worked as a University Veterinary Clinician at the University of Glasgow. In October 2015 she started working at CityVets in Exeter as a Small Mammal and Exotics Veterinary Associate. Since 2014, Livia is a European Recognised Specialist (ECZM) in Small Mammal Medicine.
MA VetMB MSc PhD Dip ECZM (Wildlife Population Health) MRCVS
Becki is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. After qualifying from the University of Cambridge in 1997, she began working with treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife casualties and subsequently focused on disease outbreak investigation and national scanning surveillance in various terrestrial and marine species. She completed the MSc in Wild Animal Health in 2000, her PhD in 2010 when she also became a European College of Zoological Medicine Diplomate in Wildlife Population in Health. Her research interests focus on the effects of disease on free-ranging wildlife populations, particularly where pathogens have significant welfare or conservation implications.
David graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001. He spent 2.5 years in mixed animal practice before completing the DVSc residency in Zoo Medicine and Pathology at the Toronto Zoo and University of Guelph. Working briefly at Wellington Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, he has been based in Adelaide with Zoos South Australia since 2008, and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide. He is currently on leave from Zoos SA to undertake a temporary contract with the Toronto Zoo. David became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Medicine of Zoo Animals in 2008, a Diplomat of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2011, and a Diplomat of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) in 2014.
Dr. Leclerc graduated from Alfort National Veterinary School (France) in 2007. After an internship at La Palmyre Zoo, he started working as a veterinarian and zoological assistant at La Réserve Africaine de Sigean. He then moved to Thoiry Zoo, where he was the full-time veterinarian for 5 years. In 2014, he joined ZooParc de Beauval, the largest zoo animal collection in France, where he is currently an associate veterinarian. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine – Zoo Health Management subspecialty in 2016. He is also the Greater kudu and black lemur European veterinary advisor, and member of the AFVPZ (French-speaking zoo vet association) board.
BSc BVMS PhD FHEA FRCPath DipECZM MRCVS
Julian graduated from Edinburgh University (BVM+S 1992) and received his PhD from Liverpool University in wildlife epidemiology in 1999. He studied anatomic veterinary pathology in a residency programme at Cambridge University and the RVC. He then returned to Liverpool University as a lecturer, eventually becoming professor, of veterinary pathology specialising in wildlife and exotic animal species. For fifteen years, he has been the sole veterinary pathologist for Chester Zoo, working with a wide variety of species and their infectious agents, with emphasis on infections that switch host species, particularly in wildlife and exotic species. His research has also included projects on: viral infections in UK squirrels, diseases of garden birds, the cetacean strandings program, monkeypox virus in Congo rodents, mycobacteriosis in Cheshire badgers and the immunopathogenesis of infectious bronchitis virus.
He currently works on the study of malaria in UK birds and penguins and also on infectious diseases in voles. Julian’s research experience includes field, laboratory and modelling studies of infectious diseases in wild animals and domestic species. His research outputs include 50+ peer reviewed papers and he has supervised 6 PhD students, 9 pathology residents and 3 zoo MSc residents to completion.
Yedra Feltrer Rambaud
Yedra Feltrer Rambaud
DVM, MSc (WAH), DipECZM(ZHM), MRCVS
Yedra graduated at the Vet Shool of the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) and, after a few years in private practice in several countries, in 2001 completed the MSc in Wild Animal Health. Following this she took part in Zoo and Wildlife research and conservation projects in Europe, Africa, India before working for more than a decade at ZSL London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo, later at Chester Zoo and then Barcelona Zoo. Currently she works free-lance and collaborates with primate projects in Africa where actively takes part in capacity building. She is the vice-chair and co-founder of EGZAC (EAZA Group on Zoo Animal Contraception), co-founder and lead vet of the IPHP (International Primate Heart Project), vice chair of the EAZWV Ethics and Welfare Working group and veterinary advisor for the Mangabeys and for the OWM TAG. Her research ranges from reproduction and reproduction management as part of ex-situ captive breeding to diabetes mellitus in primates, great ape cardiac research and investigating the use of cardiac troponin in zoo species. Since 2016 Yedra is a recognised European recognised specialist (DipECZM) in Zoo Health management.