About Associate Professor David Norton Phalen

David has been a practicing veterinarian for 33 years. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1983 and a Doctor of Philosophy in infectious diseases of birds from Texas A&M University in 1992. He has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Avian Specialty since 1997. He has also made over 300 local and international presentations to scientists, exotic and wildlife veterinarians, and bird and other exotic pet owners and has over 100 publications. Clinically, he is particularly interested in haematology, cytology, imaging, pathology, and avicultural medicine. His other research interests are wide ranging and include the impact of viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases, environmental toxins and genetic structure on biodiversity. He is currently working with the Christmas Island flying fox, endangered lizards on Christmas Island, New South Wales koalas, wombats and several species of native birds and amphibians. He sees exotic pets and wildlife patients at the University of Sydney’s Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital where he teaches wildlife and exotic pet medicine to senior students. He is the unit of study coordinator for the 3rd year DVM Exotics and Wildlife Practice. He also is the coordinator for the Masters of Wildlife Health and Population Management and teaches two of these units Wildlife Health and Australasian Wildlife – Advanced and supervises the capstone research unit of study.

Associate Professor David Phalen is a researcher at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science
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