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Do you need advice on enclosure utilisation, design, training, enrichment or any aspect of management to help encourage and maintain physical health? Do you want to talk about how your animals current activity levels, management and behaviour may impact on its fitness and health, and how a holistic approach may benefit the animals in your care.

You can book an online consultation, to discuss topics of your choice. 

Starting at £60 for an hour, with longer time slots available.

Book a free 15 minute consultation, to start talking about the animals in your care, or CPD opportunities for your organisation. This session will give me the opportunity to advice you on options, and what might be the best fit for you.


Tapir CPD

Guest speaker

Book a guest speaker session, for your college, university or conference. I have over 10 years experience teaching from A level to Post-graduate students, and have been a guest speaker at a variety of colleges, universities and conferences (Veterinary and Zoological). If you have specific requirements, feel free to email or arrange a free 15 minute call.

Attendee testimonials

'Grateful to Matthew Shackleton for conducting a knowledgeable series of webinars on veterinary physiotherapy. It was a completely new concept for me to learn and explore.


About the webinars:

1. Being a student of MSc zoo conservation biology, this series helped me understand the various factors that need to be considered while designing an enclosure to avoid lameness and Gait in the captive animals, particularly the heavy-bodied ones.

2. The slides used in the presentation were neat and detailed reflecting the speaker's passion for the subject. He explained every bullet point and example thoroughly (explains why the webinars were fully booked) giving us a deeper insight into veterinary physiotherapy.

3. I wish this subject was a part of our Zoo Conservation unit (opportunity for collaborations Matthew! ) as it covers a major topic about how proper and ethical animal management plays an important role in their overall well being.

I encourage people to attend this webinar if he conducts the same again (I will surely share the link). Matthew Shackleton is a trained professional and also works with the Komodo Survival Program. If you wish to make a donation towards the KSP, then please find the link at the end of this post.


My favorite piece- "Behavioural and environmental interventions".'

- Gargi. R - Conservation researcher

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