UI Wildlife Medical Clinic in the Community


Tim: DID YOU KNOW THE U OF I WILDLIFE MEDICAL CLINIC SERVES THOUSANDS OF CRITTERS EACH YEAR, LIKE THE CRITTER TO MY RIGHT. Heather: JOINING US FOR CRITTERS UNCAGED IS DR. SAM SANDER AND VETERINARIAN STUDENT SARAH COLLINS AND A BABY OPPOSUM! WHO DO WE HAVE HERE? Tim: YOU’RE SCOOTING AWAY ALL RIGHT. Heather: I SEE IT SHAKING AND TREMBLING. Guest: THIS IS ONE OF OUR OPPOSUMS, WHO HAS BEEN WITH US FOR A FEW WEEKS. HE HAS A BIT OF AN EYE INJURY. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN APPRECIATE THE RIGHT EYE IS INJURED. SARAH HELPS TAKE CARE OF HIM. Tim: I’M TOLD I GET TO HOLD HIM. WHAT DO I HAVE TO KNOW. HI, BUD. Guest: DON’T DROP HIM. THAT’S ALL YOU HAVE TO KNOW. Tim: I’LL NOT TO. Heather: HE LOOKS WIGGLY. Tim: I’M NOT A FAN OF THE BIG OPPOSUMS. BUT THIS GUY IS CUTE. HI, BUD. Heather: NOPE. Tim: YOU WANT HIM? Heather: NOPE, NOPE. Tim: SHE WOULDN’T PUT THE GLOVES ON, MUCH LESS HOLD HIM. Heather: LET’S TALK WITH SARAH — OH, MY, THAT’S CUTE! BUT NOT BY ME. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE WILDLIFE CLINIC. Guest: I’M THE TEAM LEADER AND P.R. COORDINATORS. I GO OUT AND DO EDUCATION WILL TALKS ABOUT THE CONSERVATION OF THESE GUYS, HOW WE CAN PREVENT INJURIES. AND LIKE THE GENERAL CARE. AND HOW THESE GUYS ARE NOT PETS. Heather: NO. Guest: THAT’S AN IMPORTANT POINT WE LIKE TO MAKE. AT THE CLINIC ITSELF, I’VE BEEN TEACHING A LOT OF OUR UNDERGRADS IN THEIR FIRST YEARS ABOUT O OPTOMETRY AND PHYSICAL EXAMS. Heather: HE’S GOING TO BE RELEASED. Guest: THAT IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL. WE DON’T WANT TO KEEP ANY OF THEM. [LAUGHTER] Heather: SADLY ENOUGH, YOU DON’T. Tim: DID WE TALK THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE POSSUM AND OPPOSUM. Guest: A POSSUM IS FOUND IN NEW ZEALAND OR AUSTRALIA. Heather: THEY LOOK THE SAME? THEY DON’T LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME. YOU SEE OPPOSUMS IN NORTH AMERICA. Tim: I’VE NEVER SEEN ONE THIS CLOSE BEFORE. THANKFULLY. I WOULD HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK IF I HAD. THE EARS ARE INTERESTING TO ME. THEY’RE PAPER THIN. Heather: MOUSE SIZED. Guest: THIN AND THEY DON’T HAVE HAIR. WE DO HAVE ONE RESIDENT OPPOSUM. SHE’S AN AMBASSADOR THAT LIVES WITH US YEAR-ROUND. HER NAME IS DEL. YOU CAN MEET HER AT ONE OF OUR AMBASSADOR EVENTS AT PRAIRIE LAND FEED AT THE PET FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA. Heather: THAT’S A BIG EVENT! Guest: IT’S END OF SEPTEMBER. WE HAVE A FEW OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS. THE VET MED OPEN HOUSE IS COMING UP OCTOBER 6th. WE WILL BE THERE FOR THAT. WE’VE GOT LOCAL COMMUNITY FUNDRAISERS. ONE IS PARTNERED WITH INDUSTRIAL DOUGHNUT, WHICH IS GOING TO BE THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30th. Heather: DON’T EVEN. [LAUGHTER] Guest: ALSO, ON SEPTEMBER 30th WE’RE PARTNERING WITH PORTILLOS. IF ANYONE IS LOOKING TO GET FOOD, MENTION US, BRING ONE OF OUR FLYERS, AND YOU CAN HELP CONTRIBUTE TO THE WILDLIFE MEDICAL CLINIC AND SUPPORT THE CARE WE PROVIDE WHILE GETTING GOOD FOOD TO EAT. Tim: PORTILLOS IN THE USA IS O PORTILLOS, RIGHT? [LAUGHTER] Heather: WE’RE GOING TO LET THE PROFESSIONALS HANDLE THE OPPOSUM. Tim: HE’S DOING STAIRS. Heather: WE’LL HAVE THE DETAILS ON THE EVENTS, PORTILLOS, INDUSTRIAL DOUGHNUTS AND PET FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA ON OUR

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