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Dr. Peter Kertesz being elected an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr. Peter Kertesz is a practising Dental Surgeon in Central London. Qualified at King's College Medical and Dental School, London in 1969 as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of London and Licenciate of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeon of England.

In 2003 he was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for special services to veterinary science and the veterinary profession. He is the only Dental Surgeon who has ever had the honour to have received such an award.

Dental treatment on zoo animals is a true team effort.

Dental treatment on zoo animals is a true team effort. In every case, each member of the team plays an essential and vital role to ensure the smooth progress of the operation.


Dental nurses experienced in the dental care of wild animals assist with the operations, which considerably reduces the anaesthetic time.

Dental nurses experienced in the dental care of wild animals assist with the operations, which considerably reduces the anaesthetic time.

With elephant work, the help of a Technical Assistant is used to help with the large pieces of specialised equipment.

With elephant work, the help of a Technical Assistant is used to help with the large pieces of specialised equipment.
Photo: Heike Weber/Tierpark Nordhorn

Dr. John Lewis of the International Zoo Veterinary Group.

Dr. John Lewis of the International Zoo Veterinary Group connecting a cheetah to his multichannel monitor after intubation.