Adventures in zoological medicine with Jenifer Chatfield


Jenifer Chatfield joins The Vet Blast Podcast with Adam Christman to share amazing stories from her experience in zoological medicine and beyond.

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In this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM discusses her experience with elephants, chimpanzees, and more. She tells Adam Christman, DVM, MBA about her life as a zoo veterinarian and how she got into zoological medicine in the first place.

Below is a partial transcript. Listen to the full podcast for more.

Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM: The chimpanzee is the only species that ever almost darted me back...I shot it. It was beautiful. It was a perfect hit right in the biceps. Amazing. And as I'm congratulating myself, fully injected, in it that half of a second, the chimp ripped it out, picked it up, cocked his arm back, and threw it back at me. I felt it go by my face.

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