Zoe update

Zoe Turtle has been at the vet school for many months being treated for a wound that turned out to be cancer. He’s making his way back to us to live out the rest of his life here as surgery and radiation treatments are now finished. The tumor could not be removed completely, but Zoe seems to be doing okay and we will keep him here until his quality of life diminishes.   I love that the way to keepRead more

Toad Surgery

Last week, while checking on the animals at the end of the day, a keeper noticed something amiss with the toad: Dr. Lewbart happened to be visiting with some veterinary students- what perfect timing for us to have an expert on grounds for some sort of prolapse with this toad. We use a product called MS222 to put the toad to sleep. We put the toad and MS222 in water. Once the toad is ready, the work can begin. The stitches cameRead more

QuikPost: Sea Turtle Surgery

A very long time ago, Keeper Larry posted about Dr. Lewbart. Recently, I was talking with my roommate and she told me about this article. When I read the article I recognized the name of the Dr. and thought it was very interesting. SEA TURTLE SURGERY (Allen Breed, Associated Press)      Read more