Small Animal/Exotic Medicine
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.
Rescued Harp Seal “Sally Ride” Released From National Aquarium
Following Marie Tharp’s release, Sally Ride has finally completed her treatment at the National Aquarium and was released back into the ocean on April 25, 2019.
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.
National Aquarium Veterinarians Treating Two Harp Seals
National Aquarium’s Animal Care and Rescue Center veterinary staff is caring for two impossibly adorable female harp seals named for two famous scientists, Marie Tharp and Sally Ride.
America’s Oldest Giraffe Is Under Palliative Care at Zoo
The oldest giraffe in the U.S., Zoo Knoxville’s 31-year-old giraffe Patches, is under palliative care as the zoo staff prepares to say goodbye. Read her story.
Veterinarians at OSU Perform Surgery on a Rare White Bengal Tiger
Veterinarians at Oregon State University performed surgery — an ovariohysterectomy, removing all of the reproductive organs — on a rare white Bengal tiger named Nora.
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 …