Veterinary Advisors


Yedra Feltrer – Veterinary Officer, ZSL, London. UK.

Yedra was the first vet adviser to the IPHP team. She has been a veterinary officer at ZSL for over 10 years and has a wealth of experience with great apes.

Steve Unwin – Veterinary Officer, Chester Zoo, UK.

Steve joined the Chester Zoo team in the UK in 2003 as veterinary officer. With his role in the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) and Orangutan Veterinarian Advisory Group (OVAG) he has been influential with building relationships between the project and various sanctuaries. We have also completed a lot of work with him at Chester Zoo.


Rebeca Atencia – Sanctuary Manager and Lead Veterinary Officer, Jane Goodall Institute Congo.

Rebeca has been working closely with Chimpanzees for many years and knows first hand the impact that sudden cardiac death in chimpanzees can have at the sanctuary.