Exotic/Small/Wildlife Vet👨🏻⚕️ @conejovet near LA🏥 CU Boulder⛰& Colorado State🐏 Alumn👨🎓▫️🇺🇸▫️💥New YouTube Video every Wed 6p PST 🎥 ✌️
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#wildfires are affecting everyone and everything! Federal biologists are now concerned about the #California #Condor populations...
FYI, this gorgeous captive condor can’t go back in the wild because of permanent wing damage but she’s doing great as an ambassador for her amazing species.
The good news is that the #santaana winds are finally slowing down and the brave California fire fighters are beginning to contain the wildfires. Pray for #California with me and have a nice weekend!
#wildlife #conservation #fire #endangered #species
Feeding cats multiple, smaller meals a day encourages a healthy, helps support metabolism as opposed to 1 large meal a day. I recommend portioning out the total amount of food recommended for your cat’s size into 2-3 daily feedings. My kitties know their schedule and are always begging for their @PurinaOneCat food when they wake up and as soon as I get home from work. Learn more about how to build whole body health for your cat with @PurinaONECat through the link in my bio. #ad #PurinaONECat #cat #catfood
I LOVE working with wildlife like this #bobcat . And if you live in Southern California near the fires please know that the native wildlife needs your help too!
Please keep your domesticated animals/pets indoors as there may be a lot more wildlife entering private properties. Please also leave out buckets of water for them because they’re exhausted and stressed out and in need of the basics like water and shelter!
FYI I’m repairing a bite wound on this bobcat-several fur-filled lacerations that needed to be flushed and surgically closed. Trapping fur or anything under the skin that doesn’t belong is not ideal and can lead to infections and abscesses. This cat recovered well and is hopefully being a successful little predator in the wild.
Thanks for helping your local wildlife and stay safe if you’re near any fires or warning zones!
#losangeles #fire #safety #shelter #wildlife #conservation #water #staysafe! @conejovet
PLEASE GO TO @animalhopeandwellness FOR INFO!
If you live in the Mulholland/I-405 area and have been issued a mandatory evacuation and can’t take your animals you can contact @animalhopeandwellness for help! You can contact them directly on their message line at 424-248-7458 or comment on THEIR post (same image I posted here). Please try to take your animals if possible though!
FOR WILDLIFE: -Please keep your pets/animals inside. -Please leave out buckets of water for wild animals. -They’re exhausted, afraid, and will do anything they can to survive and need water and shelter!
Thank you for helping!! _______________________________________________________
Thank you @animalhopeandwellness for helping those in need during these crazy fires!
These Santa Ana winds aren’t letting up either and Southern California bodes a very flammable landscape. My heart goes out to all those people and animals losing their homes!
Latest #YouTube video is up! Just wanted to get to know you guys a little better and figured I could share a bit about myself . Link in Bio
Tell me what you think! Do you have any questions for me or would like to know anything else about myself or my career?? Thanks for watching, please subscribe if you like and Happy #Humpday !
#aboutme #questions #subscribe #
Actually just bein silly with my buddy @ughitsjoe ♂️
-Vets don’t neuter humans. -Don’t perform surgery in a living room. -Don’t repair an open wound with a potato
Tell me about YOUR sense of humor! Did you guys enjoy this? We had fun making it
Follow @ughitsjoe to see more hysterical 1 min instavideos
#ughitsjoe #justkidding #testicletuesday #oldschool #neutertime #Henryisastar! #henryismydogbtw #henrywasalreadyneutered #
How lovable are these Galapagos Tortoises at the @sandiegozoo
They’re thee largest tortoise species in the world!
On the notion of zoos-do you like them? When it comes to *good* zoos, I say YES! -- Did you know that good zoos do SOO much for wildlife conservation around the world!
A lot of people think zoos are bad or it's not ok to have exotic/wild animals in captivity but being in the animal profession I'm here to share why they’re so important-follow the link in my Bio to today’s YouTube video. --
I explain all the reasons good zoos are so valuable for the conservation of our wildlife. Of course there are bad zoos that don't contribute to the greater good and yes, some species probably never belong in captivity, but overall-I strongly believe in the importance of zoos. If you don’t see it that way then I urge you to watch this video. I hope you can learn something here and gain a better perspective on what quality zoos really have to offer.
#zoo #tortoise #dinnertime #feedme #gotothezoo #sandiegozoo #wildlife #conservation #youtube #animal #
I love seeing the bonds that can ensue with 2 totally different dog breeds living under the same roof. This pug & husky are besties! And guess who’s the boss...the pug of course ♀️
It’s also fascinating to see the “evolution” (aka selective breeding) of dog breeds that has led to members of the same species (Canis lupus familiaris = scientific name for dog species) having drastic variation in physical form, behavior, and intelligence. -
From a medical standpoint, the notion of selective breeding has led to many “imperfections” among pure bred dogs. EVERY dog breed has a predisposition to at least one health concern. German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Wheaten Terriers, Chihuahuas, you name it-they all have some “baggage.” As a dog parent you should investigate these predispositions and consult your local vet about them. -
I love ALL dogs, mixed-breeds & pure breeds alike but you should know that mixed-breed dogs are far less likely to carry predisposed diseases because of the greater variation in their genetics.
If you’re looking to acquire a dog this holiday I also urge you to #adoptdontshop . There’s countless purebred rescues as well as rescues & shelters with mixed-breed dogs. MILLIONS of dogs (and cats and small mammals, reptiles, birds, etc) need homes! And when you’ve found your new best friend def consult their health with your local veterinarian.
Happy Holiday weekend @conejovet
YouTube VIDEO UP!
For you weirdos that want to see how we do veterinary surgery please follow the link in my profile!
I documented a full day of surgeries so you can get a taste of what it’s like to be a veterinarian in surgery
Btw-it gets a lil’ graphic #vet #surgery #or #veterinary #operate #anesthesia #youtube #dr #exotics #lovemyjob #
#KittehTerrorists make microscoping in our lab even more fun
Both of these munchkins were recently adopted to good homes btw. Good, friendly cats make THEE best pets for those of you who don’t know! They’re self sufficient, litter boxes are easy to manage, they groom on their own, they don’t need daily walks, and they just want to love & be loved (I’m a sucker for my cats when they flop on me and look into my eyes and start purring ). Two important things play into cats being good & social:
1. Don’t pull them from their litter mates too early, ideally not before 8 weeks old. These first 8 weeks are a critical period for a kitten’s socialization skills.
2. Socialize them with people often! Have friends and new people interact with your kitten very regularly!
Best of luck if you’re looking for a new feline friend and remember #adoptdontshop
IF YOU DON’T LIKE CATS IT’S BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T MET THE RIGHT ONE
#cat #kitty # #vet #veterinary #socialize #litteriseasy #catpooisstinkyaf #justsayin # #kitten
All you graphic designers-help me out! I need a new & improved banner for my YouTube Channel. --
Winner will be my new YouTube banner! Please submit designs to the email link on my profile and the winner will of course get a shout out on my page too. I’m hoping to have submissions in by 12/1 .
Thanks in advance for anyone willing to help and have a wonderful week!
-- O and did anyone see my most recent YouTube video?? If you like huge alligators then check out this one I found in Florida! He was a STUNNA #youtube #banner #contest #helpme #thankyou #cheers
#feelinginspired by a #legend
I grew up idolizing #SteveIrwin and learning & caring so much about wildlife conservation thru his passion for it. This animal-crazed Aussie did a real number for wildlife conservation around the world and was obsessed with crocodiles and venomous snakes just like me! I missed the boat to celebrate #steveirwinday recently due to some intense post-South Africa jetlag but still want to show my appreciation. Thank you Steve-O for making the world a better place for animals
#crochunter #aussie #wildlife #conservation #wild
@bindisueirwin @robertirwinphotography @australiazoo #animal #crocodile #awarenes
That one time a Lesser Bushbaby came to explore He left the building just fine btw
These arboreal primates are extremely athletic and are in fact the smallest primates on the African continent. To me they look like the Love child of a Slow Loris and a Tarsier . The Bushbaby is nocturnal and eats fruit, gum of trees, and insects.
One of the most interesting facts about Bushbabies is how males claim their females...by urinating on them...
Enjoy your Saturday night!
#donotgopeeonprettygirls #trustme #itdoesntworklikethatforpeople #wellmostpeopleithink
#bushbaby #southafrica #wildlife #primate
#joshuatree a couple years ago. So much to see in this beautiful state of #California
Hiking isn’t just good for the obvious reasons of enjoying nature and the outdoors, it’s good for the #soul
Many of my most spiritual moments took place on a gorgeous hike somewhere in nature
#hike #outdoors #mothernature #wild #allnatural #foodforthesoul
Can you believe it!? My very own Henry finally landed his debut in @people magazine’s sexiest man alive issue this year! I’ve been saying for years that he’s the sexiest dog alive!
And he was so kind to include Blue and myself
And does this make Blue the sexiest cat alive??
#people #sexiestdog #sexiestcat #proudparent #nohenryisnotwhisperingsweetnothingsinmyear #hestellingmenottoembarrasshimonset #wtfisbluegazingat? #doesntmatterbecausehessexy #imtoosexyformycat #toosexyformycat #sosexyitpurrrrrrrs
#TBT at @greenwoodwildlife . I was 19 years old and this was my introduction to wildlife rehabilitation! My title was the “Squirrel & Raccoon Intern” over one Summer during my undergraduate education and I fell in love with Colorado’s native wildlife. --
Almost 14 years later and I’m so blessed to say that I’m still following my passions and getting to work with wildlife around the world!
I often get asked-“How can I work with Rhinos and Leopards and Anacondas like you?” And my answer is-you have to start somewhere. --
Investigate in local opportunities to help wildlife and animals if that’s your interest. I think it’s best to gain an appreciation & understanding for the wildlife in your backyard before anything else. It will gain you valuable perspective and act as a stepping stone if you’d like to work with animals on the other side of the world. --
Or you may fall in love with animals native to your geographic location and continue that path!? I STILL love working with Squirrels and Raccoons FYI -⚕️- #followyourheart #wildlife #rehab #rescue #conservation #vet #raccoon #squirrel #veterinary #nature #liveyourpassion #raccoonhands #babycoon
Celebrating #worldkindnessday with my recent visit to South Africa where I worked with Rhinos in efforts to help prevent their extinction. --
Going through all my amazing footage is part of the adventure and getting to do so with ease while traveling is even better. My new @HP Spectre x360 helps me review my favorite pics and videos to share and the pen let's me take my creativity to the next level at home and across the world . --
Spreading awareness about the plight of the Rhino is so important for their survival and it's a way for me contribute towards their conservation. I’ll be partnering with HP to bring the spirit of giving back to my community as part of the #ReinventGiving campaign so stay tuned! How will you reinvent giving this holiday? #southafrica #sponsored #rhino #wildlife
Just one more reason I love working with Rhinos...the calves are seriously so f’ing ridiculously adorable that idk what to do with myself! -- This 6 week old White Rhino baby was abandoned by her mother, we’re not sure why. She came to the facility malnourished and had ulcers on her foot pads and the back of her hocks (= ankles). -- Myself and African wildlife vet Dr. Peter Rogers sedated her and re-bandaged her wounds and she’s healing wonderfully! Eventually she’ll be a healthy big girl -- Btw, Rhino calves CAN NOT be alone and need at least one other animal with them at all times or else they can become fatally stressed out (leads to GI ulcers and depression). They literally heal with love & companionship. This little girlie lives with a large puppy, her same age, and they’re best friends-cutest BFF’s EVER
Is it me...or do we both have the same stoopid look on our face? --
This is a wild cheetah btw that has been collared so the reserve she resides on can monitor her whereabouts and learn more about her species. She is a very unique individual that actually enjoys occasional human interaction. I rarely encourage people to interact with wildlife but this is an atypical situation and this animal is in a highly protected reserve and can completely fend for herself and survive in the wild.
#cheetah #southafrica #wildlife #bigcat #stillpurrsthough