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 and epidemiology in Australian flying foxes
- Southern Hairy nosed wombat health and disease
- Chytridiomycosis in frogs of the Adelaide hills
- Infectious and Noninfectious diseases of Koalas
- African carnivore ecology and health
- Wildlife Disease Surveillance
- 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 2002 - 2006 Part-time Consultant Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance 2002 - 2003 Part-time Consultant IFAAW 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 1991 - 1995 Lecturer, Wildlife and Zoo Medicine & Animal Behaviour Unitec Institute of Technology 1989 - 1996 Veterinary Officer Auckland Zoo
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Vice Chancellor Award for Outstanding Achievement University of Adelaide Australia —
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 Unwin, S., Boardman, W. S. J., 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 2019 Boardman, W. (2019). Plant and other Toxicoses. In L. Vogelnest, & T. Portas (Eds.), Current Therapy in Medicine of Australian Mammals (pp. 315-323). CSIRO. 2015 Boardman, W. S. J. (2015). Biosecurity. In P. Cockcroft (Ed.), Bovine Medicine (3rd ed.). Wiley. 2014 Woolford, L., Fletcher, M., & Boardman, W. S. J. (2014). Suspected hepatopathy of plant origin in wild southern hairy nosed wombats. In M. L. Zhao, T. L. Wierenga, K. E. Panter, & X. L. Gao (Eds.), Poisonous Plants: Toxicology, Ecology, Management, and Medicine. 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).
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., Jakob-Hoff, R., Huntress, S., Lynch, M., Reiss, A., & Monaghan, C. (2001). The medical and surgical management of foot abscesses in captive Asiatic elephants: Case studies. In B. Csuti, E. Sargent, & U. Bechert (Eds.), Unknown Book (pp. 121-126). IOWA STATE UNIV PRESS.
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. In Wombats Through Time and Space 2018 Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 2016 Van Zijll Langhout, M., Caraguel, C., 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). In American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. Atlanta, Georgia. 2016 Boardman, W. S. J., Warren, K., Hufschmid, J., & Jackson, B. (2016). Veterinary education in wildlife and conservation medicine in Australasia. In Proc of Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference. Adelaide. 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 Nose 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. 2012 Boardman, W. S. J. (2012). Reproduction in Giant Pandas. In Proc of AVA Annual Conference. Adelaide. 2011 Boardman, W. S. J. (2011). Giant Pandas – Why its not all Black and White. In Proc of Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Conference. Adelaide. 2011 Speight, K. N., Breed, W., Taggart, D. A., McCarthy, P., Rich, B., Boardman, W. S. J., & Haynes, J. (2011). Oxalate nephrosis in koalas in the Adelaide Hills. In Proceedings of the Wildlife Disease Association Australasian section Conference. Coorong. 2010 Speight, K. N., Haynes, J., Breed, W., Taggart, D., Boardman, W. S., & Rich, B. (2010). Eucalypts as a possible source of oxalate for koalas suffering from oxalate nephrosis. In Proceedings of Australian Mammal Society (pp. 18). Canberra. 2007 Pocknell, A., Feltrer, Y., Routh, A., Pizzi, R., Gibson, R., Rendle, M., & Boardman, W. S. J. (2007). Metastatic vascular calcification in two captive female Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis).. In Proceedings of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (pp. 297). Berlin. 1999 Boardman, W. S. J., Huntress, S., Jakob-Hoff, R., Monaghan, C., Reiss, A., & Lynch, M. (1999). Medical and Surgical Management of foot abscesses in captive Asiatic Elephants. In Elephant Foot Care. Portland, Oregon, USA.. 1991 BOARDMAN, W., & SIBLEY, M. (1991). THE CAPTIVE MANAGEMENT, DISEASES AND VETERINARY CARE OF TUATARA. In R. JUNGE (Ed.), PROCEEDINGS : AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ZOO VETERINARIANS - ANNUAL MEETING 1991 (pp. 159-167). CALGARY, CANADA: AMER ASSOC ZOO VETERINARIANS WILBUR B ARMAND EXEC DIRECTOR.
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)|
|Vet Bioscience 1||Principles of Animal Behaviour and Welfare|
|Vet Bioscience 2||Professional Skills|
|Animal Science 3||Animal Health|
|DVM 1||Clinical Research Project|
|DVM 2||Veterinary Public Health and Biosecurity|
|DVM 3||One Health (Elective)|
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 Renal Failure in Koalas in the Adelaide Hills Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Natasha Speight
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Spatial features of Chalmydial disease in Koalas - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Ashlee Vandenbroek 2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Anaesthesia of Common brush tailed possums - DVM 1 Clinical research project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Sonia Treagus 2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Blood preservatives in Macropods - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Bronte Turner 2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Haematology of Australian Sealions - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Victoria Lindholm 2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Adenoviruses in dogs, foxes and bats - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Brianna House 2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Microbiome of Southern Bent Wing Bats - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Suzanna Ristic 2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Microbiome of Grey-headed Flying foxes - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Bec Souter 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Haematology reference values for Koalas - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time George-Henry White 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Endangered exotic pets on social media - DVM 1 Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Leonarda Spee 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Herpes virus infection in Koalas - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Ruby Easther 2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Anaesthetic Evaluation in Koalas - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Taylor Hawkins 2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Spatial and temporal interactions between Leopard and Brown hyaena in Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa - HONOURS 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 - HONOURS University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Max Peters 2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Next generation microbiome sequencing in macropods with differing stages of periodontal disease - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Sabine Yip 2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Faecal Microbiome of chelonids - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Serena Hawes 2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Microbiology of periodontal disease in Macropods - DVM 1 – Clinical Research Project University of Adelaide — Other Part Time Jia Lam 2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Genetic diversity and health of translocated mammals on Wedge Island, South Australia - HONOURS 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 - HONOURS University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Jenna Hoffman 2013 - 2015 External Supervisor Chytridiomycosis in Frogs in the Adelaide Region - MASTERS Murdoch University — Master Part Time Jerome Kalvas 2012 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Gastrointestinal flora of Koalas - HONOURS University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Dena Piro 2010 - 2015 External Supervisor Antimicrobial resistance in Macropods - PhD Flinders University — Doctorate Full Time Michelle Chen 2010 - 2014 External Supervisor Periodontal diseases and oral Fusobacterium necrophorum infections in macropods: a molecular ecological perspective -PhD Flinders University — Doctorate Full Time John Antiabong 2006 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Anaesthesia of White Rhinoceroses - MASTERS Royal Veterinary College/Zoological Society of London — Master Full Time Sandra Wenger 2004 - 2007 Other Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Residency - CLINICAL Royal Veterinary College/Zoological Society of London — Other Full Time Jonathan Cracknell
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Member School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Awards Committee University of Adelaide Australia 2013 - ongoing Chair School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Biosecurity Committee University of Adelaide 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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