There are many types of Veterinarians, but most of us tend to think of the pet doctor that we take our dog or cat to. However, some of the top veterinarians in the world work at Zoos and take care of some of the most exotic animals on the planet. From a small rodent to a large elephant, these Veterinarians take care of them all. Most zoos have a team of staff that assists with the care of the animals in order to ensure that their needs are being met.
A major part of the care that Zoo Veterinarians provide to the animals is working with other zoo keepers to ensure their diets are correct and that each animal is being fed properly. Rodent Pro works with many zoos to provide frozen mice and other frozen feeders as food for reptiles in the zoo. We enjoy working with these teams and hope that you can meet with a Veterinarian at your local zoo sometime to learn more about their important job.
Being a vet and working at a Zoo, you may find your days focused not only on care, but also on clinical research, education and conservation. Since most of these species of animals are found in the wild, there may not be a lot of information about their health care and what is best for them. Through clinical research, caretakers can share experiences with each other and make the overall healthcare better and safer for each and every animal. In order to share these experiences, Veterinarians will attend educational conferences as well as read scientific journals to keep up on the ever changing world of animal healthcare.