School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences
Wayne Boardman is a dedicated wildlife veterinarian and passionate conservationist. After qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Wayne worked for five years in mixed practice in England and New Zealand, before taking up a new position as Veterinary officer at Auckland Zoo where he developed training opportunities for veterinary students. During this time, he worked closely with the Department of Conservation as veterinary clinician for their endangered species programs. Following a period as veterinarian at Perth Zoo where he supported several endangered species breeding programs including chuditch and numbats and started training veterinary students, he then worked as Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Medicine at Massey University, NZ. This position was a joint posting between the university and the Department of Conservation developing wildlife health systems and standards for endangered species like Kakapo and Takahe. A period as Senior veterinarian at Taronga Zoo, Sydney was followed by consultancy work in Cambodia training wildlife veterinarians in wildlife medicine. He then spent nearly three years in Uganda capacity building in wildlife and specifically primate medicine for the Jane Goodall Institute and the World Bank working with species such as chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. After a short wildlife consultancy in China, he became Head of Veterinary Services for the Zoological Society of London. During this period he supported ZSL's conservation programs, managed a veterinary department and organised wildlife health training courses for veterinary personnel in several countries in Africa and Asia. In 2006, he took up a position as Head of Veterinary Conservation Programs at Zoos South Australia before joining the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences in 2011 as Lecturer in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine and Veterinary biosecurity. In 2014, he was promoted to Senior lecturer and became a diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine in Wildlife Population Health and European Registered Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Wildlife Population Health)
Conservation of endangered species, emerging wildlife diseases, wildlife disease ecology, health and diseases of Australian native wildlife, wildlife anaesthesia
- Ecology, epidemiology and modelling of diseases of Australian flying foxes
- Southern Hairy nosed wombat health and disease
- Aetiology and Epidemiology of Macropod Protozoal rhinitis
- Chytridiomycosis in frogs of the Adelaide hills
- Infectious and Noninfectious diseases of Koalas
- African carnivore ecology and health
- Free-ranging wildlife anaesthesia
- Wildlife contraception
Date Position Institution name 2016 Adjunct Senior Research Fellow University of South Australia 2015 Senior Lecturer, Wildlife & Conservation Medicine and Veterinary Biosecurity University of Adelaide 2011 - 2014 Lecturer, Wildlife & Conservation Medicine and Veterinary Biosecurity University of Adelaide 2011 - 2016 Adjunct Research Fellow University of South Australia 2006 - 2010 Head of Veterinary Conservation Programs Zoos South Australia 2003 - 2007 Honorary Lecturer Royal Veterinary College 2002 - 2006 Head of Veterinary Services Zoological Society of London 1999 - 2002 Consultant Wildlife Veterinarian Jane Goodall Institute, Uganda 1999 - 1999 Consultant Wildlife Veterinarian Perth Zoo in Phnom Penh 1998 - 1999 Senior Veterinarian Taronga Zoo 1997 - 1998 Senior Lecturer, Wildlife Medicine Massey University 1996 - 1998 Adjunct Lecturer Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Murdoch University 1996 - 1997 Veterinary Officer Perth Zoo 1990 - 1996 Lecturer, Wildlife and Zoo Medicine & Animal Behaviour Unitec Institute of Technology 1989 - 1996 Veterinary Officer Auckland Zoo
Date Institution name Country Title 1979 - 1984 Royal Veterinary College United Kingdom Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) — University of Adelaide Australia PhD candidate
Date Title Institution name Country 2014 Diplomate of European College of Zoological Medici European College of Zoological Medicine — 1995 Member of the Australian and New Zealand College o Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists — 1994 Member of the Australian and New Zealand College o Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists — 1984 Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Royal College of Veterinary Surgens UK
Year Citation 2009 Clark, P., Boardman, W., & Raidal, S. (2009). Atlas of clinical avian hematology. United Kingdom: Wiley. 2009 Boardman, W. S. J., Unwin, S., Colin, C., Bailey, J. W., & Mugisha, L. (2009). Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) Veterinary Healthcare Manual (2nd Edition) (2nd ed.). Portland, Oregon, USA: Pan African Sanctuary Alliance. 2004 Boardman, W., Dubuis, E., Fielder, J., & Unwin, S. (2004). Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) Veterinary Healthcare Manual (1st Edition) (1st ed.). Portland, Oregon, USA: Pan African Sanctuary Alliance.
Year Citation 2015 Boardman, W. S. J. (2015). Biosecurity. In P. Cockcroft (Ed.), Bovine Medicine (3rd ed.). Wiley. 2008 Boardman, W. (2008). Veterinary Care of Kiwi. In Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine (pp. 214-221).
2006 Boardman, W., & Blanchard, B. (2006). Biology, Captive Management, and Medical Care of Tuatara. In Reptile Medicine and Surgery (pp. 1008-1012).
2005 Boardman, W. S. J., & Blanchard, B. (2005). Veterinary care of Tuatara. In D. R. Mader (Ed.), Reptile Medicine and Surgery (2nd ed.). Elsevier. 2003 Boardman, W. S. J. (2003). Tuatara. In M. E. Fowler, & R. E. Miller (Eds.), Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine (5 ed.). 2001 Boardman, W. S. J., Huntress, S., Jacob-Hoff, R., Monaghan, C., Reiss, A., & Lynch, M. (2001). Medical and Surgical Management of foot abscesses in captive Asiatic Elephants. In B. Csuti, E. L. Sargent, & U. S. Bechert (Eds.), The Elephant’s Foot: Prevention and Care of Foot Conditions in Captive Asian and African Elephants (pp. 121-127). Wiley-Blackwell.
Year Citation 2015 Boardman, W. S. J., Bradshaw, C., Prowse, T., Crameri, G., Westcott, D., & Caraguel, C. (2015). What are fruit bats doing in my back yard? Researching the disease and ecological implications of Grey-headed flying foxes in South Australia.. In Proc of the WDA Conference. Maroochydore, Australia. 2014 Woolford, L., Fletcher, M., & Boardman, W. (2014). Suspected toxic hepatopathy of plant origin in wild southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons). In M. Zhao, T. Wierenga, K. Panter, & X. Gao (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants (ISOPP9) (pp. 100-106). USA: ICE Publishing. 2013 Boardman, W. S. J., Stephenson, A., & Booker, S. (2013). Are we as blind as a bat? White Nosed Syndrome in Australia. In Proc Wildlife Disease Association-Australia Annual Conference. The Grampians, Victoria, Australia. 2013 Boardman, W. S. (2013). Veterinary undergraduate training in Wildlife Health in Australia. Proc Wildlife Disease Association-Australia, The Grampians, Victoria, Australia.. In Proc Wildlife Disease Association-Australia. Grampians. 2013 Chen, M., Kidsley, A., Smith, I., Boardman, W. S. J., Brown, M. H., & Goodman, A. E. (2013). Antimicrobial resistance in staphylococci from South Australian wallabies: captive vs wild.. In The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, South Australia. 2013 Boardman, W. S. J., Caraguel, C., Van Zijll Langhout, M., & Raath, J. (2013). Can intravenous butorphanol improve the safety of anaesthetic procedures in White Rhinoceroses?. In Proc of Annual conference of EAZWV. Vienna, Austria. 2013 Boardman, W. S. J., McAllister, M., Reichel, M. P., Hemmatzadeh, F., & Woolford, L. (2013). Emerging Diseases of Wildlife in Australia: an overview of selected cases.. In Proc of Annual conference of EAZWV. Vienna, Austria.
Year Citation 2018 Woolford, L., Boardman, W., Caraguel, C. G., Taggart, D., & Lethbridge, M. (2018). Southern hairy nosed wombats of the Murraylands - A survey of health and disease 2011-2016. Poster session presented at the meeting of Wombats Through Time and Space 2018 Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 2016 Van Zijll Langhout, M., Caraguel, C. G., Raath, J., & Boardman, W. (2016). Evaluation of etorphine and midazolam anesthesia, and the effect of intravenous butorphanol on cardiopulmonary parameters in game-ranched white rhinoceroses (ceratotherium simum). Poster session presented at the meeting of American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. Atlanta, Georgia. 2015 Boardman, W., Bradshaw, C., Prowse, T., Crameri, G., Westcott, D., & Caraguel, C. G. (2015). What are fruit bats doing in my back yard? Researching the disease and ecological implications of Grey-headed flying foxes in South Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Wildlife Disease Association Conference. Sunshine Coast, Australia. 2013 Chen, M. M. S., Boardman, W. S. J., Smith, I., Goodman, A. E., & Brown, M. H. (2013). Genetic characterization of methicillin-resistant staphylococci in wallabies. Poster session presented at the meeting of 3rd ASM-ESCMID Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals: Veterinary and Public Health Implications. Copenhagen. 2013 Woolford L., Fletcher M., & Boardman, W. (2013). Suspected toxic hepatopathy of plant origin in wild southern hairy nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract of the 9th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants (ISOPP9). Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China: ISOPP9. 2013 Chen, M. M. S., Boardman, W. S., Smith, I., Goodman, A. E., & Brown, M. H. (2013). Genetic characterization of methicillin-resistant staphylococci in wallabies. Poster presentation at the. Poster session presented at the meeting of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals, Veterinary and Public Health Implications.. Copenhagen, Denmark..
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2015 Lethbridge, M. R., Strauss, J., Andrews, L., Wells, R., Woolford, L., & Boardman, W. S. J. (2015). The effects of resource availability on the health of the southern hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus latifrons in the South Australian Murraylands. 2013 Woolford, L., Dillon, B., & Boardman, W. S. J. (2013). Investigating the causes of a newly emerging disease syndrome (alopecia, weight loss and mortality) in Southern hairy nosed wombats in the Murraylands district of South Australia. 2012 Boardman, W. S. J., Lethbridge, M. R., Harper, M., & Woolnough, A. (2012). Standard Operating Procedure-Field Anaesthesia of Camels. 2011 Woolnough, A., Lethbridge, M. R., Hampton, J., Boardman, W. S. J., Rose, K., Campbell, S., & Sharp, T. (2011). Development of SOPs and a training package for the field immobilisation of large herbivores in Judas control programs. 2000 Jackson, R., Morris, R., & Boardman, W. S. J. (2000). Development of a method for evaluating the risk to New Zealand’s indigenous fauna from the introduction of exotic pests – including a case study on native parrots (Science for Conservation 138).
Course Coordination and Teaching
DVM 2 Wildlife and Conservation Practice
DVM 3 Biosecurity & Conservation Medicine at the Wildlife - Livestock Interface (Elective & EMS)
Animal Science 2 Wildlife Management
Vet Bioscience 1 Principles of Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Vet Bioscience 2 Professional Skills 2
DVM 1 Clinical Research Project
DVM 2 Veterinary Public Health and Biosecurity
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 Co-Supervisor Spatial Ecology, Habitat Utilisation and status of Leopard in the Mpumalanga Province Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Declan Robert Morris
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2008 - 2013 External Supervisor Oxalate nephrosis in a population of South Australian koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Natasha Speight
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Spatial and temporal interactions between Leopard and Brown hyanae in Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Parris Jeffries 2017 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Spatial and Temporal Interactions of Leopards and mesopredators at Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Max Peters 2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Genetic diversity and health of translocated mammals on Wedge Island, South Australia University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Tara Smale 2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Comparison of Habitat Quality and Health Status of the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) in the Murraylands, South Australia University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Jenna Hoffman
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2013 - ongoing Chair Biosecurity Committee School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2012 - 2014 Member Advisory board of the Wildlife Veterinary Section of the Wildlife Disease Association United States 2010 - 2014 Representative Wildlife Disease Association - Australia Australia 2002 - ongoing Member European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Switzerland 1991 - ongoing Member Wildlife Disease Association Australia
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