The Exotic Animal Medicine Club (EAMC) is designed to allow veterinary students at all levels a chance to gain hands-on experience with wildlife, exotic birds, reptiles, small animals, and other non-typical species. A limited amount of exposure to zoo and laboratory animals is also gained. These experiences are gained through lectures, wetlabs, demonstrations, exotic rounds, and field trips to zoos in the surrounding area.
Wetlabs, in the past, have covered a variety of topics including avian surgery, physical exams for exotic species commonly seen, iguana necropsy, fish handling and procedures. Faculty participation makes these events incredible learning experiences. At the monthly meetings, speakers are brought in to give a wide variety of lectures pertaining to exotic animal medicine.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate, even those with a mild interest, as this is the fastest growing field with many diverse opportunities.