|What should you do with Orphaned and Injured Wildlife?|
(April 12, 2011 Stillwater, OK) – If you’ve ever seen an orphaned or injured wild animal and wondered what you should do with it or about it, the Pet Care Seminar at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences can provide you with the answers on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in McElroy Hall Auditorium. Dr. Cornelia Ketz-Riley, head of the center’s Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Medicine Service will be the guest speaker.
Ketz-Riley will talk about the animals people often find in their backyard or alongside the road and what they should do to help the animal. She will also cover legal aspects that are involved, tips for “First Aid,” how to handle the animals, who to contact and more.
Dr. Ketz-Riley earned her DVM degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine.
Pet Care Seminars are open to the public at no charge. McElroy Hall is located at the corner of McFarland and Farm Road on the west end of the OSU Stillwater campus. Complimentary parking and light refreshments will be available.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center's Boren Veterinary Medial Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24 hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.