Family Webinar - Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World with Dr. Gabby Wild

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Real doctors treat more than one species. That's the running joke told at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, where Dr. Wild was groomed to become a wildlife veterinarian. This talk is geared for adults and youth alike as we peruse the pages of Dr. Wild's newest National Geographic Kids' book Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World with Dr. Gabby Wild where we will learn about some of Earth's most incredible critters and how we must treat our patients medically, surgically, and behaviourally. The talk will also delve into another aspect of wildlife medicine: conservation and public health. We review various components of public health protection from zoonotic disease transmission, human-animal conflict, and environmental contamination. Learn more about how these incredible animals and how we mitigate their threats. 

Following the discussion, a live animal presentation will be provided, showcasing rescued, local wildlife. 

Dr. Gabby Wild BS '11, DVM '16 has traveled the world to save animals. From pioneering elephant acupuncture to treating Jane Goodall's chimpanzees in Uganda. Kids often recognize Dr. Wild as the veterinarian from Animal Jam Classic (over 130 million registered users) where she has answered questions from children about wild animals.

Some of her noted recent collaborations: Google Talks, World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic Society, Jane Goodall Institute, Harvard University, Oxford University, The American Museum of Natural History, The Bronx Zoo, Zoological Society of London, Natural History Museum (London), and Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris).

American-born and raised shortly there after in France and later in Boca Raton, FL, when Dr. Wild is not traveling to save animals, she is an emergency room doctor and veterinary surgeon at The Animal Surgical Center on Long Island. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University, Master's of Public Heath from the University of Minnesota, and is also a published genetics researcher.

5:00pm EDT webinar, gratis. Advance registration required. Registrants will receive the link to join the webinar in a confirmation email.