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Dr. Kathryn Dench

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Borneo Nature Foundation, Palangka Raya Area, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

10+ years experience as a veterinarian in small animal and exotic pet medicine

Highlights:

  • Kathryn is a Veterinarian, Clinical Advisor and Head of Operations
  • Works as a Locum Small Animal Veterinarian on a self-employed basis with its own VDS cover, UK
  • Kathryn is Head Of Operations at Borneo Nature Foundation
  • MA VetMB MRCVS
  • Particular interest in primates and endangered species
  • Graduated at Cambridge University Veterinary School
  • Was a Volunteer Coordinator in Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
  • Skilled in Veterinary Medicine, Epidemiology, Animal Welfare, Clinical Data Management, and Biodiversity
  • Has conducted research to protect orangutans from contagious disease

Education:

Kate qualified from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 2007. She studied pathology, biological anthropology and exotic animal medicine as the elective sections of her course.

Kathryn has experience of volunteering. In 2004 she was a volunteer coordinator in The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project.

Experience:

Kate has worked in a number of veterinary practices in the UK, both as permanent staff and providing locum cover as needed. She has extensive experience in the medical care of pet species, from dogs and cats to chickens and chameleons! Since 2016 she is Head Of Operations at Borneo Nature Foundation.

Kate has also worked as a veterinarian at an orangutan rehabilitation center in Borneo, where she and her colleagues compiled their clinical data to research and better understand how contagious disease spreads in these endangered primates, and what they can do to protect them; she continues to act as a voluntary Veterinary Advisor at Orangutan Appeal UK to several orangutan rescue charities.

In her spare time, Kate writes and reviews pet advice content in order to ensure that owners are receiving the best possible information on how to care for their pets.

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