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2019 December Spotlight

San Diego Zoo Global Academy was invited by the Zoo Medicine Society Club at Western University of Health Sciences to present a two-day, on-site Safe Capture training event at the university in Pomona, California last month. A total of 31 students and wildlife professionals joined Safe Capture instructor Curtis Eng, DVM, for instruction in the safe chemical immobilization of animals. Topics included strategies of approach, medication delivery techniques, capture pharmacology, drug dosages and volume calculations, anesthetic monitoring and post-capture care, and medical emergencies associated with chemical immobilization. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a training event at your college, university, or other institution. Contact Us for Safe Capture. 

We are filling up a great nationwide schedule of Safe Capture training events for 2020. Please watch the Academy newsletter and Safe Capture web page as we open up registration for more events. The first two on the schedule are:

  • California (Irvine): Chemical Immobilization, City of Irvine Police Department, January 27-28, 2020.
  • Georgia (Athens): Chemical Immobilization, University of Georgia Veterinary Medical Learning Center, February 22-23, 2020.

For more information about this exciting new Academy offering, visit the Safe Capture Website.


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