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Matyas Liptovszky

Honorary Assistant Professor of Zoo Animal Medicine, University of Nottingham

Matyas Liptovszky graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2005. He also earned a diploma in wildlife management during his studies. He holds a postgraduate diploma in exotic animal medicine and a master in science communication. He served as zoo veterinarian in different zoos and he is currently the Head of Life Sciences at Twycross Zoo, United Kingdom. As a honorary assistant professor of zoo animal medicine at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, he is involved in the training of graduate and postgraduate veterinary and vet nurse students. He is also clinical lead of the Ape Heart Project and veterinary advisor of the Western lowland gorilla EEP. His main focus of interest is anaesthesia of nondomestic species, clinical research and conservation medicine.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary assistan professor of zoo animal medicine, University of Nottingham, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
  • 2018–2020
    Head of Life Sciences, Twycross Zoo


  • 2018 
    Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
  • 2017 
    European College of Zoological Medicine, European Veterinary Specialist of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management)
  • 2015 
    Eotvos Lorant Science University, MSc Science communication