On Thursday I was given the day off to explore New Orleans Lousinana. I used the time to catch up on a little sleep then made my way to the National World War II museum. After that was finished I met up with Chelsea the technician and Dr. Govett and we toured part of the John Lafiette bayou national park. Both places were very neat and if you ever come to the area I’d highly recommend it.
Friday brought on a pretty standard and uneventful day. We started at 8:30am and did antibiotic and feeding treatments until about 10:30 am. We then looked over a very large stack of blood results that came in yesterday. We have been discovering that about half of the turtles are doing great and about ½ we are finding need supplements like calcium or iron, nothing serious but it’s good we are keeping on top of it. At noon the head clinical vet Dr. Mclean took us out to lunch were we ate some more tasty seafood. We then returned for a couple more hours of blood work interpretation and radiograph interpretation. Once again, not too exciting, but critically important to the turtles in our care.
Today we’ll showcase where we do treatments and some of our “setups”.
Talk to you tomorrow!