Small Animal/Exotic Medicine

Lewis the Llama

Lewis the Llama Undergoes Successful Dental Surgery at CSU

After being found abandoned in Yellowstone National Park, Lewis the Llama was captured and taken to Colorado State University’s veterinary teaching hospital. There they found Lewis had periodontal disease in teeth on both sides of his jaw and decided to remove the affected teeth in surgery.

harp seal named Marie Tharp released into the wild

National Aquarium Animal Rescue Releases Harp Seal

After spending more than two months at the National Aquarium’s Animal Care and Rescue Center in Baltimore, a young female harp seal named Marie Tharp was finally healthy enough to be released back into the ocean.


John Ball Zoo Lion Dies of Cancer

Veterinarians for John Ball Zoo announced that a 12-year-old female African lion named Bakari died. Bakari had been treated for lymphoma by the zoo’s veterinary team.

Clinical Insights

Hypervitaminosis A in Reptiles

In reptiles, the clinical signs of hypervitaminosis A are typically manifested in the skin. Reptiles with chronic hypervitaminosis A require long-term support and wound management as well as routine check-ups.

Aquatic and Marine Mammal Medicine Course Making Waves

A unique course at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is offering students an experience found nowhere else in the world. The SeaVet Clinical Training course offers a comprehensive approach to specializing in aquatic or marine mammal medicine. The nine-day program has been offered at the university for nearly a decade and incorporates … Protection Status