Spotlight: Dr. Bob English

October 24, 2007 | Sherry Samuels

We have many veterinarians caring for the Museum’s animals. Bob English, DVM, is checking a barred owl’s eyes. Dr. English is an eye specialist who has his own veterinary practice in the Triangle, but donates his time to check on the Museum’s animals. Many of our animals come to the Museum because they have eye injuries that make them unable to survive in the wild: all seven of our hawks and owls have past eye-issues.

Dr English and some of his team came and checked on eight of our animals recently. (Rachel, his animal technician, is holding the owl). Two screech owls and two barred owls needed rechecks, and they are doing well. We thought another screech owl might need surgery but Dr. English assessed that the bird was doing okay. This was the first time he checked on Wendy, our woodchuck, and said her eye issues were stable.

Dr. English also checked one of our red wolves who was having some eye issues. (look for a post about this wolf in the future). We are so fortunate for all Dr. English and his crew do for our animals. A BIG THANKS goes out to him and his team for all they do for the Museum’s animals!

To learn more about barred owl veterinary care at the Museum click here and revisit an earlier post.

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