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.
In 2008, 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,
In 2010, 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.
More recently, Dr. Quigley and her daughter traveled to Cuba to explore assistance possibilities for veterinary care of dogs and cats, and to Costa rica where they assisted the veterinary team from the veterinary teaching hospital with spays and neuters of dogs and cats.
In the summer of 2019, Dr. Quigley spent two months at Australia's Walkabout Wildlife Park in eastern Australia. Dr. Quigley was hired to supervise a program teaching American and Canadian pre-veterinary students all aspects of Australian Wildlife including biology, ecology, behavior, nutrition, handling, and threats to Australian wildlife. This program is one of many offered to students by Loop Abroad, an organization based in Thailand.