WILDLIFE IMAGES

BIRDS:

This egret was brought in with a large laceration on the leg which required surgery. Dr. Olson placed stents on both sides of the incision to prevent the skin from tearing. A biofilm was placed directly onto the wound which gave a healthy base for which new skin could grow. The wound healed very quickly. 

Egret

This baby blue jay had a fractured leg. Dr. Olson applied a tape cast to set the bones in proper alignment for healing. The bird was holding his foot oddly so Dr. Olson devised a slipper for the foot to remain in the proper position and bear weight. 

This brown thrasher had a deep laceration on the throat that required surgical closure. 

A couple of chicks that were found outside of a nest and brought into the clinic for care. They were raised by our technicians and sent to a certified wildlife rehabilitator for eventual release. 

Cardinal: 

Mockingbird: 

A few other avian wildlife patients: 

Weak Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

An egret with a head wound

Sorrel                                                               Plover

BATS:

TURTLES & TORTOISES:

Gopher Tortoises

Shell injury with vacuum assisted wound therapy. This particular gopher tortoise was hospitalized for several months. Dr. Olson and Lauren worked diligently on this tortoise and both were especially excited when she could be released.                                          

 

     

Other gopher tortoises               

 

Yellow bellied slider with two fish hooks caught in mouth 

SNAKES:

Black Racer

This snake had a horrible sinus infection which caused extensive skin sloughing. After an extensive hospital stay the wound healed well enough for release. 

 

OPOSSUMS:

SQUIRRELS: 

RABBITS:

This baby Marsh rabbit was brought in after being attacked by an outdoor cat. An open wound and a fractured tibia was found. The challenge of this case was creating a cast sturdy enough to stabilize the fracture yet light enough for mobility. A custom fitted Schroeder-Thomas splint was successfully used. Five weeks of healing along with an enormous amount of greens to eat allowed for release back into the wild.

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