Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Animal Care series of clinics and classes will focus on the basics of medical care and wound management for animals.
In this class, students will discover the techniques they can use to manage wounds and injuries, and administer medications to the animals in their care. As zookeepers, we must always trust the experience and direction of the veterinarians we partner with, but the daily management of our animals’ health ultimately becomes ours. By leveraging the relationship we have with the animals in our care, we can solve medical problems more safely and with less stress, allowing them to heal more quickly.
This course is taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include zookeeper, informal science educator, and exotic animal trainer performing in animal shows, along with over twenty years of horse experience. A guest lecturer may teach portions of the class.
This is a hands-off, live demonstration and lecture class. An animal may participate for demonstration purposes. All participants will qualify for the Medical Basics: Wound Care and Medicine Administration credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care certificate. The Animal Care certificate core courses must be taken in order, with the exception of the Basics of Husbandry courses, which may be taken at any time.
$50 per participant for 2-hour class. Limit 15 participants. Weather permitting.
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