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|2019 June Member Spotlight|
Clay Hilton is the Jo and Bruce Gunn Endowed Director of Veterinary Technology, and Wildlife Veterinarian at Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He has been an active member of AAZV for over 20 years serving on many committees and representing AAZV in alliance organizations.
Right now, Clay and small cat biologist Dr. Michael Tewes are is busy putting satellite collars on ocelots, bobcats and coyotes that live in the same overlapping areas of the East Foundation’s El Sauz Ranch to determine how and when they use the habitat that they “share”. This type of study looks at habitat use on a very fine scale and it has only been possible due to recent advancements in satellite-collar technology. The collars provide a GPS point every 30 minutes around the clock for four months, at which time the collars are designed to drop off.
If you haven't heard, San Diego Zoo Global Academy is now offering Safe Capture Training. One of their instructors is Curtis Eng. Read more HERE.