Vet Students Examine Zoo Animals

 

Dr. Douglas Winter, veterinary dentist, provides a thorough dental examination on Sunset Zoo's colobus monkey.

Dr. Douglas Winter, veterinary dentist, examines an adult female colobus monkey. Also seen in photo (from left to right), Sarah Heath, CVM student, Christine Hackworth, CVM Veterinary Technician, Daniel Rueb, CVM student, and Sunset Zoo Keeper Staff Emily Ferlemann and Jessie Roberts.  Photo by Autumn Shoemaker, La Brisa Photography 

Students from the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine visited Sunset Zoo Wednesday to complete annual physicals on on a Colobus monkey troop.

The visit is part of a program that allows fourth-year veterinary students to gain hands-on training to care for a variety of zoo animals.

Dr. James W. Carpenter, Professor of Zoological Medicine, Dr. David Eshar, Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine and their interns led the students during physicals.

The students observed the animals weight, overall appearance, administering vaccinations and obtaining blood samples. Through the physicals, the students were able to identify potential health issues before they created serious concerns.

The visit was the first veterinary procedure to occur at the zoo’s new  James W. Carpenter Veterinary Clinic which opened June 1.

 

Dr. Douglas Winter, veterinary dentist, performs a dental examination on Sunset Zoo's colobus monkey. Photo by Autumn Shoemaker, La Brisa Photography

Dr. Douglas Winter, veterinary dentist, performs a dental examination on Sunset Zoo’s colobus monkey. Photo by Autumn Shoemaker, La Brisa Photography