Emily Talkington is a domestic and international wildlife conservation veterinarian specializing in endangered species rescue and rehabilitation. The main goal of her work has been in the veterinary care and treatment of injured and orphaned wild or captive animals that have been victims of the palm oil, logging, mining, tourism, pet-trade or bushmeat industries. She also volunteers with street dog rescue centers in Asia, the Caribbean and in the United States with her favorite work being with the homeless population. Most of her work has taken place throughout Asia, Africa and the United States. She also enjoys mentoring and teaching new veterinarians and students in Emergency and Disaster Medicine, which is especially important as she lives in the wildfire zone of central California and works in some challenging environments abroad. Her desire of becoming a traveling wildlife veterinarian began at the young age of five when she first tended to an injured bird in her yard.