Medical Wish List

Extra Small Verbrugge, Bone Holding Forceps
Small bone holder will allow the veterinary team to improve orthopedic repair surgical techniques in small raptors like Eastern-screech Owls, American Kestrels, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, and Red-shouldered Hawks. Cost: $150-200.
 

 

Small Veterinary Orthopedic Screw Rack

This box organizes a variety of small surgical screws and will help the veterinary team to have the orthopedic plates and screws organized, autoclaved, and ready to go during surgery. This equipment will help Wildlife Center vets perform high- quality orthopedic surgeries and will help the technicians keep the vets organized! Cost: $200-280. 

 

 

Veterinary Surgery Orthopedic Medium Sized Screw Rack
This medium-sized lightweight case will help the veterinary team to have the slightly larger orthopedic plates and screws organized and autoclaved during surgery. This equipment will help the Center perform high-quality orthopedic surgeries. Cost: $200-280. 

 

 

Veterinary Handheld Pulse Oximeter
This high-tech, portable equipment will help the vet staff monitor vital signs in outdoor patients when they are anesthetized. The vet team is planning to use it mainly when they are darting Black Bears.  Cost: $1,300 - 1,600.

 

 

 

 

 

Banding Pliers
Banding raptors prior to release helps the Center gather post-release data on survival and dispersal. These banding pliers are specific to banding large raptors and ensure a perfect fit for species, including Bald Eagles and Great Horned Owls. They are also much easier for our bander -- wildlife rehabilitator Brie -- to use than standard pliers.  Cost: $330

 

Continuing Education Fund
The Center is very proud to have licensed and certified professionals on our staff. Each year our veterinarians, veterinary technician, and wildlife rehabilitators are required to attend recognized conferences in order to maintain their credentials. In addition to obtaining continuing education, our staff members, whenever possible, try to present at these conferences to help educate others and share our experiences. While this is not a physical item for our hospital, we are seeking ongoing funds to help support our professional staff and their ability to contribute to wildlife health. Cost: $1,000

 

Biochemistry VetScan VS2 Rotors
At long last, the Center has been able to purchase an Abaxis VetScan VS2 biochemistry analyzer. With this tool, we are able to determine a patient's specific organ function while only collecting the tiniest blood sample. Traditionally we required between 1 -2 mls of blood to send to an outside lab with expected results in 48 hours. Now all we need is 0.1 mls of blood and we can get our answer in three minutes! This means we can quickly assess a patient's health and respond accordingly. Each analysis requires a rotor that contains chemicals to sample the blood. While we will continue to use our traditional (and much cheaper) means of obtaining biochemistries for larger animals in stable health, this new tool will be used for patients of all sizes requiring emergency care. Cost: $300 per package of 12 rotors.

Medical Textbooks
The literature on veterinary medicine is scant in comparison to published textbooks on domestic species. New resources are being published each year and it is vital that our veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and students stay up-to-date on the latest findings. Our hospital would like to update our current selection of textbooks with newer editions so that we can continue to provide the most updated medical, diagnostic, and surgical care to our patients. Cost: Textbooks vary in price between $100 - 200

 

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