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Dr Michael

Pyne

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Dr Michael

Pyne

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Dr Michael Pyne has dedicated the past 21 years to saving Australian wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is an international voice for wildlife having appeared across a multitude of media platforms.

Dr Pyne is the Senior Veterinarian and General Manager of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Michael grew up in Townsville and graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1992. As a new graduate Michael spent 12 months working in Tasmania before travelling the world for 7 years working with a diverse range of animals.

In 2000, Dr Pyne began working at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, completing his Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002. Under his leadership Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has grown into one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, admitting over 14,000 native wildlife cases per year – a service that is provided free of charge to the community. Dr Pyne and his team work tirelessly to treat sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife for release back out into the wild. In 2019, he won the City of Gold Coast Australia Day Environmental Achievement Award for his contribution to wildlife through Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

In 2021 Dr. Pyne was awarded the title of Adjunct Associate Professor from the University of Queensland for the ongoing contribution to native wildlife research and teaching of undergraduate students. The research includes the critically important koala chlamydia vaccine research program.

Dr Pyne believes that prevention is better than cure and hopes that through education and research projects, less animals will require hospitalisation. This will ultimately lead to a brighter future for our wildlife. Dr Michael Pyne has dedicated the past 21 years to saving Australian wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is an international voice for wildlife having appeared across a multitude of media platforms.

 

 

“The time to save wildlife is now.

Over the past 21 years at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, I’ve witnessed the decline in the overall health of Australian wildlife.

For example in 2008, we treated just 27 koalas and this year we’ve admitted almost 500 koalas.

Koalas may become extinct in large areas of Eastern Australia as early as 2050 without intervention.

The koala species is just one of the 273 species we treat that need your help to survive.

We are delighted that Wild Earth Oceania is supporting Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s mission to treat, rehabilitate and release wildlife.

Dr Michael Pyne, Senior Vet of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital – Oct 2021

“The time to save wildlife is now.

Over the past 21 years at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, I’ve witnessed the decline in the overall health of Australian wildlife.

For example in 2008, we treated just 27 koalas and this year we’ve admitted almost 500 koalas.

Koalas may become extinct in large areas of Eastern Australia as early as 2050 without intervention.

The koala species is just one of the 273 species we treat that need your help to survive.

We are delighted that Wild Earth Oceania is supporting Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s mission to treat, rehabilitate and release wildlife.

Dr Michael Pyne, Senior Vet of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital – Oct 2021