GA Medical Veterinary is the only Wildlife Medical Device Design and Development specialist in Australia.
I have concentrated my skills in creating custom-made medical devices helping Australian wildlife, working along side veterinarians, with organisations such as Zoos Victoria, Perth Zoo, Bonorong Wildlife Hospital, Sea World, Australian Wildlife Health Centre (Healesville Sanctuary) and others. I specialise in designing unique products that save the animals’ lives and mitigate pain – including implants and surgical instruments for animals that may be endangered or overlooked.
Most of what do to help, including the design, development, research, engineering and prototyping is fully self funded. This unfortunately limits my ability to help as much as I would like, due to the costs involved, and minimal funds that I can gather from finished projects and other sources. But I am always willing to do what I can do to help the wildlife veterinarians who dedicate their lives in helping our Australian animals.
Some of the devices that I have created, and I am developing can be found on my website and instagram.
One recent project of note was the development of a world first, custom-made, pelvic implant for a malformed and mistreated Sun Bear. She was in pain everyday of her life. I was invited to join a team of world class Australian veterinarians by the Orangutan Foundation International Australia, since there was no other specialist that they could find who could create the implant required to save the Sun Bear. I donated many weeks of my time in designing and producing a suitable pelvic implant, that was also fully paid for by me.
More information about this project can be found below link and on my website.
Some other unique devices I have designed and developed are: my marsupial dental gag; custom made mammal orthopaedic implants; specialised unique suture kits for implanting tracking devices in endangered Grey Nurse Sharks; unique external, ultra light weight joints for bird orthopaedics used to help fix broken wings; euthanasia kits to help humanely euthanise beached, stranded whales to reduce their suffering; titanium hook retractors for saltwater fish surgery and other projects.