med vet, GP-Cert Exotic Animal Practice, ECZM Resident (Avian)
Petra Schnitzer graduated at the University of Vienna, with a thesis on the Evaluation of the physiological bacterial flora in Hermann´s tortoise.
After having received training in birds and exotics at the University of Vienna, she underwent an externship in northern Italy (Clinica Veterinaria Valcurone), and in Brazil (Parque das Aves).
After her training, Petra has been staff veterinarian at the Loro Parque (Tenerife, Spain) the largest parrot collection in the world and then headed back to Northern Italy, where she almost exclusively worked with exotic animals in Italy, Spain and Austria.
Petra completed her residency for the European College of Zoological Medicine (Avian Specialty) and will soon sit the ECZM test.
Further, she is currently teaching for the General Practitioner Certificate in Exotic Animals for IMPROVE international in Spain and Chile and lecturing at post-graduate courses in Italy.
Her main interests are avian cardiology, ultrasound in exotic species and avian anesthesia.