Podcast | Dr Malcolm McAdie | Wildlife Veterinarian

Copyright: Ryan Tidman / Canadian Geographic.

Can you picture yourself rescuing, rehabilitating or even releasing individuals from a Critically Endangered species in the wild? Or translocating wolves from Canada to be released in Yellowstone National Park in the US?

Those are just two examples of the work of Dr. Malcolm McAdie, a Canadian wildlife veterinarian who’s worked with species such as wolves, snakes, Bald Eagle and Critically Endangered Vancouver Island Marmots.

As a wildlife vet, Malcolm works with the Marmot Recovery Foundation, overseeing all the captive breeding and Marmot care, and rescuing and releasing Marmots. He also provides specialized care to all the animals at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, among many other exciting projects.

Copyright: Ryan Tidman / Canadian Geographic.

In this episode, Malcolm shares his career journey, the highlights of being a wildlife vet, and the importance of sharing conservation success stories. He also explains some of the keys to his own career success – including being flexible and available, and making connections that led to work.

This is the third episode of a new format of the podcast where we invited members of our community into the recording as an audience and invited them to ask questions of Malcolm once the microphones were turned off.

If you’d like to be in the audience of our podcast recordings, please check out our Conservation Pathway Programme and come along. We’d love to see you here.

Let’s hand over to Malcolm to learn about his exciting career as a wildlife vet, and how he crafted a career he loves.




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Links & Resources

Check out the Marmot Recovery Foundation and the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, to learn more about their work.

Copyright: Ryan Tidman / Canadian Geographic.


Main image: (c) Ryan Tidman / Canadian Geographic.


Podcast, Senior Level, Wildlife Carer