“I always knew I would become a veterinarian and I found birds of prey incredibly interesting,” says Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller who is now responsible for all administrative and veterinary operations at Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Hospital. “I had the opportunity to develop it from a very small veterinary clinic to the largest falcon hospital in the world, renowned as a leading institution for falcon medicine.”
Her biggest personal achievement to date is “receiving the Abu Dhabi Award from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” however her success wasn’t without its struggles.
“When I joined the hospital in 2001 I underestimated the problem of being a woman in the entirely male-dominated world of falconers. The first two years were incredibly difficult as I had to gain the respect and trust of the falconers and my staff who weren’t used to a female leader. However, that helped further develop my perseverance and internal strength.”