Unione Italiana Società Veterinarie

Endre Sós

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECZM (Zoo Health Management)

Endre graduated at the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest in 1995 and immediately started as a zoo veterinarian in the same year at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, where he is currently the Director of Veterinary Services and Conservation. Together with his team they are the official veterinarians in numerous current and former Life Plus conservation programs, dealing with the Hungarian meadow viper, Imperial Eagle and endangered rodents of Hungary. He is also involved in the conservation medicine of other high profile species, such as the Przewalski’s horse, Eurasian otter and the Eurasian beaver. He is one of the vet advisors in the Elephant TAG, Przewalski’s horse EEP and Red panda EEP. Currently, he is the President of the EAZWV (European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians) and the Vice-Chairman of the Hungarian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV Hungarian Section). He owns a DESMAN (Diploma on Endangered Species Management, issued by the University of Canterbury, Kent and completed in Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust), and has the titles of a Hungarian Specialist in Companion Animal Medicine and a Hungarian Specialist in Exotic Animal Medicine. He completed his PhD in Great Bustard medicine and became a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) in 2012. Aside from his veterinary tasks, Endre is actively involved in zoological decisions and management at the Budapest Zoo since 2000, he is the official mentor of Belgrade Zoo, Serbia and Sibiu Zoo, Romania. He is also actively involved in teaching at the University of Veterinary Science, Budapest, where he is a Honorary Assistant Professor.