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Zoo Medicine- Virtual Tech Week Event

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday October  22 – 6-9pm

FREE – Only open to current MAVT Members

Amy Gallagher; CVT, MEHS 3-hour (RACE approved)

Zoo Medicine – Three presentations will be covered over a three-hour time slot and will be performed sequentially. The following are descriptions of the presentations:
1.  Going Wild: Veterinary Technicians in Zoo Medicine. This presentation covers the role of veterinary technicians in zoo medicine. We will discuss the average qualifications of veterinary technicians currently working in zoo medicine and provide suggestions on career paths that may increase opportunities for employment in zoos. Also, we will discuss how veterinary technicians are utilized in zoo medicine and provide insight on what it is like to be a zoo veterinary technician.
2. Going Wild: Curious Cases in Zoo Medicine. This presentation covers case reports on varying medical conditions encountered in zoo animals. We will discuss the signalment, history, and medical records including, but not limited to exam findings, treatments, and diagnostic results for cases from animals at the Lake Superior Zoo. Also, species specific disease predilections will be highlighted along with the role of the veterinary technician in the discussed cases.
3. Going Wild: Exotic Cytology; This presentation covers unique and artistic cytology from various zoo/exotic animal species. We will view and discuss cytology images taken from impression smears of a variety of organs from the animals at the Lake Superior Zoo. Also, we will discuss the benefits of using digital photography for documenting cytological findings and easy methods/ways veterinary technicians can add this into their practice and be more involved in clinical pathology.

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October 22
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm