Dr. Kathy Quigley has an extensive history of working with wild animals. From 1993 until 2004 Dr. Quigley provided full-time veterinary oversight for a number of carnivore field studies within the United States and Russia.
Her primary responsibilities included evaluating and monitoring health status and disease threats to wild carnivore populations, providing professional oversight, training and guidance to field biologists, implementing protocols for collecting health data on enzootic and epizootic diseases, and teaching safe immobilization and capture techniques to field biologists and Russian veterinary students at the teaching hospital in Ussurisk, Russia. Dr. Quigley also teaches wildlife capture and immobilization courses to students at Utah State University.
The species she worked with and studied included Siberian tigers, Asiatic black bears, brown bears and Amur leopards in the Russian Far East, and cougars, wolverines, swift foxes and black bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Colorado.
More recently Dr. Quigley traveled to South Africa where she assisted the veterinary team in Kruger National Park to capture, anesthetize and relocate endangered white rhinoceroses’. She also assisted biologists in the Kalahari to reintroduce a population of wild dogs that had previously been killed off by the disease canine distemper. In addition, Dr. Quigley and her technician traveled to Honduras to assist in medical care for local dogs and cats on the island of Utila, and in early 2013 Dr. Quigley and her daughter Allyson travelled to Mexico to offer veterinary assistance to local veterinarians in La Paz, Mexico.