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Tele_040409 Australia’s answer to Dr Doolittle. That’s the wrap ASOPA graduate, ex chalkie, medical doctor and veterinarian Dr Howard Ralph received in today’s Sunday Telegraph after he was nominated for the newspaper’s Pride of Australia medal.

Howie has spent the last 30 years working with injured native wildlife and last year opened a refuge, Southern Cross Wildlife Care, at Braidwood in southern NSW. He regularly performs lengthy operations on wounded animals without charging for his services.

“For years and years he has gone over and above,” says Erica Martin of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.” “It has been an absolute privilege to work with Dr Ralph.”

Recently, Howie’s expertise in treating burns took him to Victoria for three weeks dealing with wildlife victims of the bushfires.

He has been nominated for a 2009 Pride of Australia medal in recognition of his devotion to saving native wildlife.

In addition to his veterinary duties, Howie also works as an anaesthetist at Canberra Hospital.

Source: ‘His animal magnetism’ by Liz Ackroyd, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday 5 April

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Ann Prendergast

Thank you Dr Howie for all your good work. You are an inspiration to all of us.

Diane Bohlen

What a fantastic guy.

Loch Blatchford

Obviously motivated by worth rather than wealth. Is there a message here for the rest of us?

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