Yesterday one of the things I was most excited and most nervous about vet school came and went. I successfully completed my first vet school surgeries: a spay and neuter! I was SO nervous, but in the end, it actually went really well and I have some tips on how to prepare. Practice. Sure, you […]
Endangered Animals Close to Home
Credit: Hellbender larvae raised by Saint Louis Zoo As I divulged in my previous post, I really like amphibians. And my exotics and wildlife medicine course this semester has piqued my interest even more. When I came across an article today about an endangered species of salamander that lives in my own home state of […]
Have You Heard About Chytrid?
Something not a lot of people know about me is that I really love amphibians. Especially axolotls. For those that don’t know, an axolotl is basically a fully aquatic salamander. Axolotls are neotenic, which means they never grow up! They spend their entire life looking like the larval stage of a true salamander. They can […]