Registered Veterinary Nurse,
Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital
Gemma graduated from The Royal Veterinary College with a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing in July 2016. Throughout her degree, she developed a strong passion for wildlife nursing, which led to her undertaking a master’s degree in Wild Animal Biology at The Royal Veterinary College in collaboration with The Zoological Society of London. During her masters she spent four months completing a veterinary wildlife internship in the Eastern Cape, South Africa conducting valuable research on the near threatened white rhino, as well as working with a range of African wildlife. After her masters Gemma spent a year working in general practice before embarking on a 6 month volunteering trip across South East Asia, Australasia and Fiji working with some of the worlds most endangered species such as pangolins, Asian elephants, sea turtles and the critically endangered kakapo. On returning to the UK Gemma worked in a busy small animal practice where she reignited a passion for nursing British wildlife casualties. Gemma currently works at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital as a wildlife nurse, nursing sick, injured and orphaned British wildlife.