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two female ostriches

Animals: An unlikely veterinary partner

Thursday, September 2, 2021
At the Sacramento Zoo, the care and welfare of our animals is our top priority. The veterinary care received by each animal at the zoo is truly world-class, thanks to a more than 50-year partnership w... Read More
Wolf's guenon Eddie

UC Davis Cardiologist Makes a Visit to the Zoo

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
By Jenessa Gjeltema, DVM, Dipl. ACZM The Sacramento Zoo is proud of its partnership with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine which helps provide our animal collection with state-of the-art spec... Read More
Western Pond Turtle, a key conservation species

SAFE: The Western Pond Turtle

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The western pond turtle is an important species for The Sacramento Zoo and our partners at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. This California native species remains a... Read More
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, one of the many animals (एनिमल्स) at the Sacrament Zoo

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 and vet tech examining a bat

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
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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