My background is in wildlife biology. My bachelor’s degree was in wildlife and pre-veterinary medicine. Before I got into vet school, I worked at a wildlife rehabilitation facility; however, once I got into vet school, I realized that I was lacking the hands-on experience. For one, there wasn’t a lot of free time to gain […]
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 […]