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Veterinarian uses otoscope to examine Herkimer the desert tortoise's eye

Herkimer the desert tortoise’s annual exam

Thursday, November 8, 2018
As the zoo’s oldest animal, at a spry 91-years-old, Herkimer the desert tortoise is a favorite amongst zoo staff and visitors alike. A key component to making sure Herkimer is healthy and fulfilled ... Read More
Snow Leopard Misha

Snow Leopard Pregnancy Announced

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Sacramento Zoo is excited to announce that Misha, the Sacramento Zoo’s resident four-year-old female snow leopard, is pregnant. This is Misha’s first pregnancy, and the first snow leopard preg... Read More
Veterinary Resident

Veterinary Resident Program Over 44 Years

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Brushing a lion’s teeth, cleaning a giraffe’s ear and trimming a tortoise’s toenails are all in a hard day’s work for zoo veterinarians and those training to join the field of zoological medic... Read More
Veterinary Exam

Veterinary Profile: Dr. Louden Wright

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Brushing a tiger’s teeth, cleaning a giraffe’s ear and trimming tortoise toes are all in a hard day’s work for zoo veterinarians and those training to become zoo veterinarians. The Sacramento Zo... Read More
Two vet techs

What is a registered veterinary technician (RVT)?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Alison Mott, RVT What is a registered veterinary technician (RVT)? The short answer is, we perform a variety of roles that include skills similar to a nurse, anesthesia technician, laboratory techn... Read More
Two Sumatran Orangutans

Cheli and Makan Receive Biennial Exams

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Veterinary Director, Dr. Ray Wack, DVM, Dipl. ACZM At the Sacramento Zoo, leading with animal welfare means we are dedicated to providing the best health care to the animals living in our care. Zoo... Read More