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2016 Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium to take place April 9-10


April 7, 2016


The 2016 Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will take place April 9-10 at Gladys Valley Hall on the UC Davis campus. Offered by the school’s Center for Continuing Education, the event is co-sponsored by the Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Medicine Club and the Avian and Exotic Medicine Club.

Wildlife conservation is vital for human, animal and the planet’s health, and the path to become a wildlife veterinarian is one of the most challenging specialty areas due to the unique needs of a vast array of species.  The weekend symposium brings world-famous experts to veterinary students, graduate veterinarians and technicians, animal handlers and rehabilitation specialists, as well as animal lovers, who care for and about these unique species.


Topics highlighted at the symposium include:
•    Advances in protection of wildlife during disasters
•    Elephant & cheetah medicine
•    Wildlife rehabilitation
•    Avian orthopedics and cataracts
•    Repetitive behaviors in zoo and captive exotics

The event will be simultaneously linked via webinar to provide participants the opportunity to tune in and be part of the information exchange from anywhere around the globe.