June 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Biological Sciences Alum Update

Abbey Dial, BS 2019 was a student in Animal Behavior and Evolution with Dr. Molly Morris.

“My job thus far is AMAZING. We work to intake any sick, injured or orphaned native Ohio wildlife with the ultimate goal of releasing them. Any animals with permanent ailments or temperaments that prevent them from returning to the wild become our education animals that we use to do programs with the public and teach them about how to live together with and protect our native animals. We do everything from feeding baby opossums every hour, to physical therapy for injured birds of prey/waterfowl, to caring for extensive turtle shell injuries. Our most common patients are songbirds (mostly robins, grackles, doves, etc), waterfowl (tons of geese), raptors, turtles, rabbits, opossums, groundhogs (my favorite), squirrels, bats, etc. It’s definitely very fast paced and always exciting, which I really enjoy. Hopefully will be a valuable experience when applying to vet school.”   

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