How To Tell If An Ocelot Is Pregnant [Clinics Series]

You know it's been a good day when letting your hair down results in the release of the fragrant aroma of ocelot feces.  The ocelot in question was artificially inseminated a month ago, and now it's time to find out if she's pregnant.  Unfortunately, there is no "pee on a stick" method for diagnosing ocelot … Continue reading How To Tell If An Ocelot Is Pregnant [Clinics Series]

Zoo Living, pt 2 [Clinics Series]

For block 11 and 12, I shadowed the veterinary medical team at the North Carolina Zoo.  This was a very familiar environment for me, because I volunteered over 90 hours during the summer of 2011 at the wildlife rehabilitation center associated with the zoo, and toured the hospital on a Pre-Vet Club field trip in … Continue reading Zoo Living, pt 2 [Clinics Series]

I’m Not on Vacation, I’m at a CONFERENCE [Clinics Series]

Block 6 of my clinical year in vet school is an odd one to describe, because I simultaneously did very little clinical medicine and did (potentially) a whole lot to advance my career. First of all, if such a thing existed, I would be a card-carrying conference junkie. Counting them out, I've attended sixteen conferences … Continue reading I’m Not on Vacation, I’m at a CONFERENCE [Clinics Series]