Posted July 24, 2018
On July 14th myself and other students in the OVC were given an opportunity to visit the Toronto Zoo as part of the CORE program. Upon arrival, we had the chance to meet with one of the head veterinarians at the zoo. He gave us insight into the daily goings on off a zoo vet, and the challenges present. One of the challenges mentioned was the means of performing surgical procedures on animals with hardened skin or shells. For example, when operating on a painted tortoise, he and his team had to use a saw to cut an opening in the base, before putting back in and sealing it into place.