Dr (Vet) RinaDev

Masters of Veterinary Science

Dr. Rina Dev is an avian and reptile specialist currently running a critical care center for birds and exotics in Mumbai. She has graduated in veterinary medicine from Rajasthan and further on has done her post-graduation from Bombay Veterinary College. Her main interest lies in wildlife and has externed at various wildlife rescue centers and hospitals in the US and New Zealand. She has been awarded the prestigious Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation award 2017 for her immense contribution and service to wildlife conservation in India. She has also been awarded the prestigious scholarship by the Association Of Avian Medicine USA for her contribution in the field of avian medicine. She offers her services on probono basis to various NGOs and the forest department for rescued reptiles, birds and smaller mammals. Her clinic sees a good number of cases of venomous and non-venomous snakes brought in by rescuers from around the city. Her love and understanding for snakes has been from a very young age where rescuing snakes from urban areas and spreading awareness among people and educating them were part of her daily routine as a college student. She has gained a good experience in treating snake bites in animals during her veterinary studies. Timely recognition and treatment provided during the initial phase of a snake bite have proved to have a good success rate.


Dr (Vet) RinaDev

Cell: 9967772829

Email: drrinadev3@gmail.com


Degree University Year
Masters of Veterinary Science MAFSU, Nagpur, India 2012
Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandary4th Rank in University SKRAU, Rajasthan, India 2009
Externship Wild Base Massey University, New Zealand 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                       Veterinary Experience:

Currently running a critical care center for birds and exotics in Mumbai with an inhouse facility. Specialty includes avian orthopedic surgeries.

Consultant to Esselworld Bird Park (Mumbai) the first walk in aviary in India. Also, consultant to various private avian hobbyist farms.

Providing veterinary treatment, rescue and rehabilitation of urban wildlife primarily birds and reptiles on a voluntary basis for the forest department and NGOs working with wildlife.

Author to a quarterly publication on avian clinical cases and diseases in a Australian based avian magazine called Aviary Life.

Was consultant to the Byculla Zoo for the humboldt penguins 2016.

Worked at a private practice in Mumbai from November 2009 until November 2015.Clinical duties involved attending to companion animals, which included dogs, cats, birds and exotics. Routine spay and neutering for dogs and cats. Specialized surgeries for birds and reptiles.                                                                                                                                                                                Achievements:

  • Awarded the Prestigious Carl Zeiss award for Wildlife Conservation 2017 in India.
  • Awarded Scholarship by the Association Of Avian Veterinarian USA 2016.
  • Was the first Indian Speaker at an International Avian Convention held in Banglore February 2016 by Avian society of India. Topic was Nutrition and Nutritionally related diseases in birds.
  • Conducted the first ever training for the forest department personals and veterinary doctors on Avian rescue and rehabilitation held by the Forest Department of Nashik, Maharashtra, India
  • Conducted a workshop on avian related diseases as part of a certified course offered by Mumbai University, Kalina, Mumbai September 2015.
  • The only Indian veterinarian to go to Nepal as part of the Humane Society International (HSI) team for domestic and wildlife rescue work during the Nepal earthquake relief work April 2015.