Diagnostics in the clinic

When a patient is brought to the Wildlife Medical Clinic, we have a multitude of options for diagnostic testing. Many of our patients undergo blood tests and radiographs (x-rays), but our options don’t stop there! Our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is equipped to process any number of samples, including swabs, blood, and biopsied tissue. Having the expertise of laboratory technicians and pathologists means we can optimize the value of every sample we collect. Because we are in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we can also utilize equipment like ultrasound, CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and endoscopy. In addition to these modalities, we have the invaluable expertise of veterinarians trained to utilize them and eager to teach all of us students how to do the same. Here’s a little bit of information that helps us decide when to utilize different diagnostic tools and tests. Continue reading

Conservation Themed Holiday Gift Ideas

Haven’t finished all of your holiday shopping yet? There are a ton of fun and thoughtful conservation themed gifts that you can give this season! Here are just a few ideas for gifts that will make your family and friends smile all while helping wildlife and the environment.

Snazzy Socks!

Everybody loves a pair of fun socks. They are a great gift to give to anyone – adults or kids! There are a few conservation inspired companies that sell a variety of socks with different colors and patterns. The company Gorilla Socks was created in order to raise awareness of endangered species including their threats and serious risk of extinction. Every pair of socks purchased helps to support their conservation partners in an effort to save endangered species around the globe. Shongolulu is another great company that also has other products available, including hats and scarves! For every purchase, 10% of the proceeds will go to non-profit organizations that are working to save wildlife, protect endangered species, and preserve critical habitat.

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