Kangaroo Island's own "Jungle Doctor" Chloe Buiting publishes her first book

Dr Chloe Buiting has published her first book called "The Jungle Doctor - The Adventures of an International Wildlife Vet".

When not travelling the world on animal adventures, she lives on Kangaroo Island with her husband Jan, also a vet and originally from Germany.

With international and domestic travel restrictions in force, Dr Buiting has spent the COVID-19 pandemic on Kangaroo Island.

She has worked for and continues to work off and on for the Kangaroo Island Veterinary Clinic.

"They are a great team and I am full of admiration for what they do here on the Island," she said.

She and Jan also helped out with wildlife rescue efforts during KI's 2019/2020 bushfire disaster, and prior to that Jan was capturing koalas for research projects.

At the moment she is working for David Attenborough's Fauna and Flora International organisation, and also designing student conservation programs for schools around the globe.

"It's great that in this day and age, you can work remotely from home anywhere in the world, even Kangaroo Island," she said.

No stranger to island life, she grew up on Lord Howe Island before heading off to university to study veterinary medicine, then later travelling world treating exotic wildlife.

"The Jungle Doctor - The Adventures of an International Wildlife Vet" by Dr Chloe Buiting of Kangaroo Island.

"The Jungle Doctor - The Adventures of an International Wildlife Vet" by Dr Chloe Buiting of Kangaroo Island.

All author royalties from the book will be donated to a selection of small-scale wildlife conservation organisations around the world.

It can be purchased online and also at the Kingscote Gift Shop, and it's described on the back cover as follows:

"Fresh from veterinarian school, passionate conservationist Dr Chloe Buiting headed for the frontline of South Africa's rhino-poaching crisis, going on to live and work with Masai communities in northern Tanzania. And the adventures just kept on coming!

"From catching wild giraffes by helicopter in Zimbabwe to treating elephants with prosthetic legs in Asia, fitting toucans with 3D-printed beaks in Central America and attending to endangered orangutans in central Borneo.

"Chloe's compassion for animals in their natural habitat pushes her into awe-inspiring locations - and hair-raising situations.

"See what life is like in a job where no day is ever the same. Go on a journey into the eye-popping world of conservation, where run-ins with incredible creatures are commonplace."

Dr Buiting's bio describes her an Australian veterinarian and wildlife conservationist.

Chloe and Jan enjoy surfing, snorkelling, time with friends, photography and, of course, looking after the occasional orphaned kangaroo that comes into their care.

"Her experience growing up on Australia's beautiful Lord Howe Island inspired her to pursue a career in the field of wildlife conservation.

"Chloe completed a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, both at the University of Melbourne.

"Following this, she undertook additional training in large animal anaesthesia in Africa. Chloe has since spent time both working and volunteering with a range of wildlife organisations around the world."

Chloe shares her adventures on Instagram as @jungle_doctor, and through her website https-//jungledoctor.org


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