Vet Files: Innovative Treatment Saves Bufflehead With Bill Fractures

Our veterinarian, Dr. Rebecca Duerr, had to think creatively when a female Bufflehead came into care with multiple fractures of the bill. Buffleheads are North America’s smallest diving duck and this one weighed in at only 260g on arrival, making this patient’s injuries particularly difficult to treat. The bones in her mandibles were very small, … Read more

Patient of the Week: Black-crowned Night-Heron

One fishing hook can make dinner miserable for any bird. This month our veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr performed surgery on a beautiful Black-crowned Night-Heron at our Los Angeles Wildlife Center. The heron had ingested a hook which became lodged in its stomach tissue. During surgery Dr. Duerr created a small incision and was able to … Read more