Friday, June 21, 2019
Speaker: Jeff Zuba, DVM
Topic: Special Medicine for Special Species at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Special Medicine for Special Species: Clinical Challenges and Conservation Medicine at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Dr. Zuba will present the specialized medicine and inherent clinical challenges in the veterinary care of the diverse collection of the rare and endangered species that he encounters while working at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. From a five-gram hummingbird to a 5 million-gram elephant, specialized equipment, facilities, anesthetic protocols, and medical approaches are necessary to provide the best care for these unique animals. Dr. Zuba will also highlight a few of the San Diego Zoo Global’s many conservation efforts and the increasing role of veterinarians in conservation medicine.