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It takes 3 of our keepers to lift our powerful Burmese Python.
Potter Park Zoo, Toledo Zoo, Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health’s residency program is a three year training program, meeting the criteria of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). This program provides the resident with medical exposure to captive wildlife at Potter Park Zoo and Toledo Zoo, wildlife and exotic pet medicine with the MSU CVM, free-ranging wildlife with the DNR, and exposure to necropsy and histopathology with DCPAH. The primary objective of this program is to train post-graduate veterinarians in the specialty of Zoological Medicine with exposure to wildlife medicine and pathology as well. Further, the residency intents to meet or exceed the standards established by the American College of Zoological Medicine. This program is offered every three years.
Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to gain experience at the Kellogg Biological Sanctuary, Binder Park Zoo , Detroit Zoo and John Ball Zoo. The resident is also encouraged to complete a fish medicine course during the program.
Tara M. Harrison, DVM, MPVM, Dipl. ACZM
Potter Park Zoo
1301 South Pennsylvania
Lansing, MI 48912