Zoo Vets: Tails, Teeth and Snouts
Think a root canal is tough? Try performing one on a tiger! Join the veterinarians at the Smithsonian's National Zoo for the ultimate medical challenge-giving specialized care to animals representing five hundred unique anatomical systems.
Chief Veterinarian Suzan Murray
Suzan Murray, Chief Veterinarian at the National Zoo, describes her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian and makes a special trip to visit her favorite elephant, Shanthi.
There's MORE to the story. Discover the inspirations, see the artifacts and meet the experts of the Smithsonian Institution.
Want to learn more about the veterinarians at the National Zoo? Read about their challenges and success stories in Spotlight on Vet Medicine.
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