This year’s symposium will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2012, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton campus.  Lectures will be held in the Varis Lecture Hall (on the back side of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, access via the entrance off Jumbo’s Path, building K on the campus map:

Registration, lectures, and lunch will be held in Varis Lecture Hall.
All wet labs will be held in the David McGrath Teaching Laboratory.


8:30 – 8:55am: Registration

8:55 – 9:00am: Welcome and overview of the day

Dr. Mark Pokras, Tufts Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Clinic and Center for Conservation Medicine

9:00 – 9:40am: Bringing Nemo home: the ornamental fish industry and human impact

Dr. Helen Roberts, Aquatic Veterinary Services of Western New York

9:40 – 10:20am: Look what the cat dragged in: wildlife in a world of domestic predators

Dr. Kerrie Anne Loyd, Arizona State University

10:20 – 10:35am: Break


10:35-11:15am: Large whale entanglement and at-sea sedation

Dr. Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

11:15 – 11:55am: The effects of acute and chronic oil spills on the marine environment

Dr. Florina Tseng, Wildlife Clinic, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

11:55am-1:00pm: LUNCH (provided at the Campus Center, building O on the campus map)


1:00 – 1:40pm: Turtle Husbandry

Harriet Forrester, Turtle Rescue of New Jersey

1:40-2:20: Wild horses on the public lands: perspectives and progress

Dr. Allen Rutberg, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

2:30 – 4:30pm: Wet Labs (at McGrath Lab, building P on the campus map)

When indicating wetlab preference, please choose between groups 1 and 2:
–Wetlab 1: Attendees will get hands-on experience with Wing Bandaging/Avian Procedures and Dolphin Satellite Tagging Techniques
–Wetlab 2 Attendees will get an intensive hands on experience with Turtle Treatment Techniques

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