We’re digging into our archives again to bring you more unaired vet stories from our past interview with Dr. Brittany Stevens, a veterinarian here at the Science Center. She takes care of all our animals when they get sick and need to go to the doctor. Last time, Brittany told us all about her vet exam room, how she cares for so many different animals, and even what it’s like to do surgery on fish.
That last point—doing surgery on fish—is pretty remarkable. And the fish surgery is just the tip of the iceberg—Brittany has some amazing stories of doing surgery on all kinds of animals. Even an eel!
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to do surgery on an eel?
You’ll hear Brittany tell us about an eel with a tumor on its head, and what she did next to help it recover. As far as we know, Brittany is the only person in the world who’s successfully done this surgical procedure on an eel! It’s pretty groundbreaking stuff in her field. We recorded Brittany’s story in June 2020, about 6 months after the eel’s surgery… and we’re happy to report that the eel has now made a full recovery. Big shout out to Brittany and the rest of the aquatics staff and veterinary technicians at the Science Center for their dedicated care of this patient.
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