Tag: veterinarian

Julius the Baby Giraffe, Struggling with His Health, Undergoing ‘Major Procedure’

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Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The updates keep on coming for Julius, but this one is serious.

How Do You Operate on an Octopus?

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Photo via CBS Miami
Photo via CBS Miami

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is home to more than 17,000 sharks, octopi, blue lobsters, cane toads, sea turtles, and other creatures. Most aquarium visitors see the animals when they’re swimming around and feeling fine. But it turns out that the aquarium has an entire behind-the-scenes complex devoted to healing hurt or sick fish, reptiles, and other critters–and for the first time ever, they’re going to let visitors take a peek to see how they do it.

Four Llamas, 30 Cats, 16 Alpacas, and a Peacock: Ellicott City Farm Family Lives Happily off Their Land

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“I may smell like pig!” Alison Martini Meyer tells me, laughing, when I’m moved to hug her goodbye after a visit to her vet clinic in Silver Spring. At her generous invitation, I’ve transported a sick and dizzy and can’t-walk rescue kitten from a shelter in Baltimore. “We’ll keep him here and run tests,” she says calmly, walking quickly through the clinic in jeans and flats. The pretty brunette 40-something works here half the week and spends other weekdays at home on the nearby range of western Howard County tending land and animal and little child. Her loaded life’s super inspiring to an animal lover like me, who wants to help critters in need but does so only in small doses.

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