Dr. Lambros Lambrou History
- Lambros Lambrou opened his first Veterinary Clinic in Limassol at Petrou and Pavlou, in 1979 and was one of the first veterinary clinics that opened in Limassol.
- In 1979, he was one of the first veterinary surgeons who opened a 24 hour emergency service.
- In 1988 – 2018 (30 years) he took the role of veterinary surgeon and director of Limassol zoo in Cyprus.
- In 1990 he established Happy Valley Veterinary Clinic and Pet Hotel in Erimi. He ran both clinics simultaneously
- In 2006, he decided to focus on running just one Veterinary Clinic and his position as the Veterinarian and Director at the Limassol Zoo.
- He was the Vice President of the Pancyprian Veterinary Association for many years, from the day of establishment until 2012.
- He was formerly the Vice President and President of the Animal Welfare Committee in the Limassol district.
- Dr Lambrou received his veterinary degree in the Veterinary University of Brno in the Czech Republic.
- He practiced within the gynaecological and obstetrics departments at the university, participating in scientific research.
- First, he studied procedures to gain veterinary experiences with wild animals. Then as a director of Limassol Zoo he furthered his knowledge and experiences in zoo management, establishment and the welfare of the animals in order to build a new modern zoo.
Visits and training:
- He visited several clinics and universities in Greece, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, Austria, Jordan, Israel, USA, South Africa and Australia to observe different methods of veterinary practice and to gain more work experience.
- He visited various zoos in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.
- He was the Director & Veterinary Surgeon for the Limassol zoo for 30 years (1988 – 2018).
- He helped organise and enjoyed taking part in many fund raising events and after the re-opening of the zoo, the zoo’s yearly birthday parties.
- During his time at the zoo he worked with the following Mayors of Limassol, Mr. Antonis Hatzipavlou, Dr. Demetris Kontidis, Mr. Andreas Christou and Mr. Nikos Nikolaidis.
- In 2010 following an agreement with the Mayor Mr. Andreas Christou, Dr. Lambros Lambrou worked alongside Ing. Vladislav Jirousek who is a designer and landscaper for zoos, the town engineer Mr. Antonis Charalambous and the architect Mrs. Lenia Mberou. They began creating a new modern zoo made out of wood, rope, glass and stones.
- Before the reconstruction of the new Limassol Zoo, priority was given to the selection of animals based on the land available and extensive research to provide each animal with an area that resembled their natural habitat.
The reconstruction of the Limassol zoo was made possible by the enormous interest and commitment of the Limassol Mayor Mr. Andreas Christou and the excellent relationship he had with Dr. Lambros Lambrou.
On 10th of June 2014 he helped to arrange the first double wedding. For two of his veterinarian colleagues from the Czech Republic Dr. Μichal Dasek and Mrs. Lucie Vagnerova, along with Dr. Richard Macek and Mrs. Aneta Novysedlakova at the Limassol zoo.
Dr. Lambros Lambrou was honoured for his role as a Veterinarian and Director of Limassol Zoo for 30 years of devotion, commitment, and passion at his ceremony on 17th June 2018.
Pancyprian Veterinary Association:
- Vice President of the Pancyprian Veterinary Association of Cyprus for many years, from the day of establishment until 2012.
- The Pancyprian Veterinary Association organised a two day scientific veterinary seminar once a year. Professional veterinary surgeon guest speakers were booked for these seminars who travelled mainly from Greece and Europe.
- Private veterinary surgeons and government veterinary surgeons attended these seminars.
- The seminars contained subjects for small animals, farm animals and food hygiene.
- There was a lecture room and a practical room where vets were trained on different subjects.
- Further, veterinary companies also provided an exhibition on different veterinary products during the seminars.
- These seminars were successful as all veterinary surgeons had beautiful memories from these seminars.
- From a young age, he felt very passionately about nature and through his many years of experience working with wild animals has given rise to his fascination with African Culture. Both of these loves can be seen in the design of his home and the clinic’s gardens with his intricate designs of African stone work, artefacts and greenery.
Educational room in the Limassol zoo