December 5, 2016Colo, a western lowland gorilla, is not only the world's first gorilla born in a zoo, she's also the oldest zoo gorilla in the world. She lives at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powel, Ohio. Going on 60 years now, Colo recently underwent an examination by zoo veterinarians to remove a mass growing under her arm.
November 30, 2016When you’re an endangered species, you’d think life would cut you a break. But nope, life is forever out to get you … but that’s what makes veterinarians and vet techs all that more important. Without them, one little panda cub might not have made it to adulthood.
June 28, 2016A young seal is recovering at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk, UK, after being found abandoned with a broken jaw. Named Bonnie, the seal's injury was so bad that the veterinarian who worked on her Chris Tansley said he had only seen such injuries on cats who had had a bad fall or been hit by a car,
June 3, 2016It’s not a sight one sees every day: A limping elephant waiting patiently for veterinary care. But that’s exactly what happened at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge staff houses in Kariba, Zimbabwe, when a bull elephant walked up and seemed to know they would treat him.
June 3, 2016A Tasmanian devil named Nick, who lives at the San Diego Zoo, is the second of his kind to undergo surgery to have a pacemaker installed.
June 3, 2016Louisiana State University’s tiger mascot, Mike VI, recently underwent stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) at Mary Bird Perkins—Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.
May 5, 2016
Lucha, a 33-year-old Asian elephant living at Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo, had stopped eating, and veterinarians there quickly found out why: She had a wobbly tooth that had become infected.
Veterinary dental surgeon, Dr. Peter Kertesz, who practices in central London, was called in to work with Lucha. He easily extracted the tooth, thanks in part to …
April 18, 2016
If you have dreams of being a veterinary dentist for the big cats, keep an eye on the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Ind., and the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation for opportunities. You could take part in volunteer events, such as one that was held this past weekend, where more than 15 volunteers headed over to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center to spend two days doing
March 18, 2016
A 5-year-old cheetah named Willow had to have a rare C-section last week at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The birth took place on March 8 at the zoo’s regional cheetah breeding facility. Following the birth, the cubs — which consisted of three boys and two girls — were taken to the Cincinnati Zoo Nursery where they have been receiving around-the-clock veterinary care and bottle feeding. They will remain in the nursery for a …
March 2, 2016
When you’re a red panda living at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo in Canada, you have to get a veterinary checkup. Staff from the zoo took the male red panda, named Phoenix, to Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada for his exam.
His eyes were checked, as were his teeth (there was a small fracture) and bones. X-rays, ultrasounds and blood tests …