This holidays I’ve spent the most wonderful 2 weeks on an internship in zoo. I was put in the “terrarium” department where I was taking care of all kinds of reptiles and amphibians. It was truly my dream come true, the best experience in my veterinary adventure so far.
I’ve been thinking for a long time that I would like to specialise in exotic animals in my future career and this experience made me sure in that decision.
I got hands on experience on caring for various species of turtles and tortoises, (the one you see me petting in the picture is Galapagos tortoise, the largest living tortoise species) I was administering medicine to the little spiny tailed lizard- Uromastyx acanthinura you can see me holding in the second picture, the little guy has some skin problems and needed ointment to be put on the affected areas. I also got to hold snakes for the first time in my life and was amazed how quick to run away they are😅