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Veterinary pathologists are very much like the crime scene investigators on numerous police dramas. They delve into the mystery – such as the 1989 virus that spread in New York City, leaving several crows dead on the ground – and look at the clues at hand to solve it.
Tracey McNamara, DVM, DACVP, veterinary pathologist at the Bronx Zoo, set to work, examining the deceased birds and analyzing the tissue samples. She was instrumental in helping to diagnose the condition: West Nile Virus.
Watch this VPN Video of the Week to see her full story.