Gondar, a male Speke’s gazelle, at the Akron Zoo recently broke his leg. A broken leg is a very serious injury for gazelles, who have a lot of weight and pressure placed on a very small area of their feet. For the first week after Gondar’s injury, he had a splint to protect his leg. Dr. Mark Daye, surgeon at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, and his team performed surgery to repair the fracture. This consisted of placing something called an external ring fixator, which will help stabilize his leg as it heals. The recovery process will take around four months, and Gondar has a long and uncertain road ahead of him. He is currently doing well and is eating and moving around. Check out the video below featuring Dr. Daye performing the surgery on Gondar!
Dr. Daye Performing Surgery on Gazelle at Akron Zoo
By adminvet|2021-04-21T15:45:14-04:00April 21st, 2021|Surgical Procedures|0 Comments
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In 1968, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital was established with that goal in mind — to provide necessary advanced care options for your animals, including emergency and 24-hour care. Modeled after the human medical concept, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital (MVH) allowed affiliated doctors the ability to offer a level of care not previously available on a local level. Today, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital provides affiliated general practitioners the ability to offer, as part of their local practice, the benefits of a large, state-of-the-art hospital.