What a zoo!

What a zoo!

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Jan 01, 2007

Q: I'm a technician and I'm interested in zoological medicine. How can I get started in the field?

Experience, timing, and luck play a huge role, says Susan Logan, BS, CVT, a technician at the Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix. "I recommend volunteering at a wildlife rescue organization or applying for a weekend job at a zoo. Many of our keepers began their careers selling tickets or working as park rangers or even custodians. Some had no animal experience before starting a job in some other department at the zoo. Even if you're simply tearing tickets at the front gate, you'll meet people and network."

It's also a good idea, Logan says, to maintain your current work relationships. Maybe the people you work with now may have connections with others in the field who can set you on the right path.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.