Dr Lisa Yon


Dr Lisa Yon is a veterinary physiologist and Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine at the University of Nottingham-School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. She has worked with and studied the health and welfare of wildlife for almost 20 years in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia. She has experience with the development of novel technologies for surveillance and diagnosis of zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases in wildlife (such as rodents), and the use of a One Health approach linking ecosystem, human and animal health. She currently serves as Chair of the European Wildlife Disease Association, and is a member of the IUCN Wildlife Health Specialist Group. She is also a member of BIAZA’s Elephant Welfare Group (government advisory committee), and serves on the Ethics Committee of the Zoological Society of London, and on the Health and Welfare Committee of Twycross Zoo.

Dr Yon is the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, with links to zoo veterinarians in the UK and beyond.


Contact Details

Lisa Yon, BSc, DVM, PhD, MRCVS

Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham

Sutton Bonington Campus

LE12 5RD

Email: lisa.yon@nottingham.ac.uk