Petra Schnitzer graduated from the University of Vienna, and she went on to complete externships in northern Italy and Brazil. Petra then practiced as an associate veterinarian at the Loro Parque (Tenerife, Spain), which has the most extensive parrot collection in the world before reutrning to Europe, where she almost exclusively worked with exotic animals in Italy, Spain, and Austria. Petra completed a residency for the European College of Zoological Medicine (Avian Specialty) and she holds the General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) in Exotic Animals, and she is also a lecturer for the same GPCert in Spain. Dr. Schnitzer also holds a postgraduate certificate in Laboratory Animal Welfare and Care from the University of Milan. In 2019, Petra moved to Camden to join the team at The University of Sydney Avian, Reptile & Exotics Pet Hospital (AREPH). When the AREPH temporarily closed due to the staffing challenges associated with the pandemic, Petra returned to Europe.
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