Wildlife Darting Lab with Dr. Ramsay!

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed your break! We will be hosting a Wildlife Darting Lab with Dr. Ramsay on Wednesday, March 26th at 6pm in the equine arena of the veterinary hospital. Dr. Ramsay will demonstrate several darting styles, talk about darting safety, and instruct you how to load and shoot darts. For those who are unsure where the equine arena is, please meet in the brick foyer of the vet school at 5:50pm and someone will be there to direct you to the right location. You MUST wear close toed shoes to attend this lab.

If you are interested in attending this lab, please email utwda@gmail.com by Tuesday, March 25th at midnight. It should be a lot of fun! See you there!!


Meeting Thursday, March 6th!

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We are pleased to announce that speaker Dr. Maria Spriggs, Zoo Veterinarian at the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden inĀ Evansville, IN and current PhD candidate under Dr. Deb Miller, will be joining us this Thursday, March 6th at 5:30pm. Our meeting will be held at the veterinary school in Room A117. Dr. Spriggs’ discussion is titled “What do zoos have to do with wildlife disease?”. This talk will be great opportunity for us to learn about how to facilitate the zoo-wildlife biologist bond, especially in terms of research and ethics, so please come! If that wasn’t convincing enough, snacks will be provided too! See you there šŸ™‚

Meeting Tomorrow!!

Hey guys! I hope you’re having a good week! Our next meeting will be TOMORROW Wednesday, February 12th at 5pm in Ellington Plant Sciences Room 128. We are very excited to host Dr. David A. Steen, a reptile biologist from Auburn University. Dr. Steen will be discussing “Integrating Reptile Health into Applied and Ecological Field Studies,” as well as his experiences with the Indigo Snake reintroduction and how turtles have been affected by the coal ash spill. Snacks will be provided starting at 4:30pm. See you there!!!

Dr. Steen also authors the highly successful wildlife blog called “Living Alongside Wildlife” (http://www.livingalongsidewildlife.com)


Hey guys!! We will be having our first meeting of the semester on Thursday, January 23rd at 5pm in the Sequoyah Room at the vet school. WDA president, Jill Wilson Bull, will be speaking about her experiences at the Smith-Killborne Foreign Animal Disease Program, as well as wildlife implications involving foreign animal disease. We hope to see you all there!!!

Meeting Tomorrow

Hey guys!
We will be having a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th at 5pm in A118 of the vet school. A118 is the first room on your right when you walk into the brick foyer of the vet school (the entrance down from Pendergrass). Joyce Coombs will be speaking to us about the Pigeon River Restoration Project. We hope to see you all there!!