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Past President

Hanspeter Steinmetz

MSc (WAH), Dipl ACZM and ECZM
Veterinarian, Walter Zoo Gossau


Hanspeter W. Steinmetz has graduated from the University of Zurich in 1995. He has worked in general practice and in various zoos in Switzerland, England, and the USA. He is the veterinarian at Walter Zoo Gossau and the veterinary advisor of the Great Ape TAG.

He has obtained the MSC in Wild Animal Health from the University of London, is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and is one of the Founder Diplomates of Zoo Health Management specialty of the European College of Zoological Medicine.

He is an active EAZWV member since 1998 and has served the Association as secretary from 2010 until he was elected as the Vice-president at the Warsaw meeting in 2014.

He firmly believes in the organization´s objectives to improve the health, welfare and conservation of wildlife and is particularly keen on supporting students in their education, as he believes that they are our future.

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