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WAZE of the Future: Advancements in Wildlife, Aquatic, Zoo and Exotic Medicine

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 – North Grafton, MA

This year’s WAZE symposium will cover a variety of topics on developments in wildlife, aquatic, zoo and exotic medicine and husbandry. We will discuss the issues involved in keeping wildlife in captivity, explore the medical management of animal populations in the wild, and learn about the care required by exotic species kept as pets.

Wetlabs will give students and veterinarians a chance to gain hands-on experience with exotic animal physical exams, exotic animal hematology, turtle shell repair, and comparative anatomy.

Topics include:

  • Medical Management of Leatherback Sea Turtles
  • Husbandry in Avian Health
  • Beluga Whale Research
  • Fish Surgery and Anesthesia
  • Medical Management of Horseshoe Crabs
  • Big Cats in Captivity

Each lecture session will be followed by a brief period for questions and discussion.

This symposium qualifies for 6 hours of continuing education credit. Please note whether you will be attending for credit when registering.

This is a “Green” event! Please bring your own mug, water bottle, plate and silverware! We will have facilities for rinsing your things as well as compostable plates and utensils for those who are unable to bring their own. Please help us keep this event environmentally friendly!