Sneak peek: Fort Worth Zoo welcomes gorilla baby via cesarean section, and other veterinary news


Here is a sneak peek of this week’s headlines

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  • The Fort Worth Zoo welcomed Jameela, making her birth the third gorilla birth at the Zoo but the first gorilla to be born via cesarean section that required lifesaving caring for the mother and baby, including help from human medical experts.
  • In recognition of President’s Day, Pet Poison Helpline’s recent installment of Toxin Tails shares emergency calls the helpline received for pets who have been named after presidents.
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Jason Balara, DVM, DACVS(SA), and host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, discuss investing in real estate as a veterinary professional.
  • The veterinary team at the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital’s Companion Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service recently joined forces with other veterinary teams at the hospital to treat a snow leopard's fractured tooth.
  • Coverage from the 2023 New York Vet conference continues with a recap to prepare teams if a patient comes in without visual, plus a common cause of blindness in pets and how teams can create these patients to improve their quality of life.
  • The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group announced the Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Assistant Scribe Online training programs to train participants with invaluable insights into the world of veterinary medicine.
  • And more!
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