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A Day in the Life of a Zoo Veterinarian

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

3:00 pm

John Ball Zoo

1300 W Fulton
Grand Rapids MI 49504

A tiger has a tooth ache, a monkey has a cough, and one of the fish isn't swimming straight! All of that and the day is just getting started. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the zoo? Get the inside scoop from Dr. Ryan Colburn, head veterinarian for John Ball Zoo. Hear about interesting cases and stories and even get the opportunity to see some of the equipment that the veterinary team uses every day as they strive to provide excellent medical care for all zoo residents . . . furry, feathered or scaled. The program is free and will be held in the Administrative Building next to the zoo entrance. Admission to the zoo is not included. Registration is required at

Event Type: Lectures 

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