Getting a leg up

While prosthetics have been used in veterinary medicine for more than a decade, the application of these devices in this sector is still relatively new compared to human medicine.

Lincoln Memorial University vet student completes internship in UAE

Haynes Werner is a master class falconer and third-year veterinary student at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU). So when a professor encouraged him to apply for an internship in avian medicine and surgery at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), he did so.

Wildlife vets create ‘snowshoes’ for injured mockingbird

Sometimes, you have to get creative when treating a teeny-tiny patient. That’s what the veterinary staff of the California Wildlife Center in Malibu, Calif., did when they found a Northern Mockingbird whose feet were “knuckling.” This meant the bird couldn’t open her feet to perch or even stand.

UC Davis veterinarians help return bald eagle to wild

In May 2016, a wounded male bald eagle was found on the side of a highway in Northern California. The bird was taken to a local California Department of Fish and Wildlife game warden, who delivered him to Shasta Wildlife Rescue (SWR) in Anderson, Calif.

Texas A&M restoring penguin eyesight

Texas A&M University veterinarians are striving to become national experts on penguin cataract surgery. Their potential patients aren’t thousands of miles away in Antarctica but at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.

Vets save young jackdaw that swallowed tweezers

After a young jackdaw swallowed a pair of tweezers, he was taken to the RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire​, UK. The tweezers were so large, they almost took up the length of his body, as seen in a radiograph.