Thursday, February 15, 2007

Where have you been?

Dr James Scott founded Bird TLC in 1988 and it was located in his veterinarian clinic, Arctic Animal Hospital for a long time. He has long retired from his practice and semi retired from Bird TLC. As with most of us, he's been having medical issues as he gets older. Some that don't allow him to stand for long periods of time.

We were lucky to have him the other night to operate on our pox eagle. Dr Todd Palmatier who does most of our operations has not had much experience with pox. He got to see first hand from the master of the avian world on how pox is handled.

Pox is an ugly disease and seldom deadly, however the next day we did loose our patient. Hopefully it wasn't in vein and the opportunity for Dr Palmatier to watch Dr Scott in action helps other pox birds in the future.

Photo Credit: Cindy Palmatier / Bird TLC


LauraHinNJ said...

Sorry for the bad news.

Not sure if you spotted it yet, but I read at 10,000 Birds that your blog is mentioned in an upcoming issue of Birdwatcher's Digest. Mike wrote the article - check out the entry on his blog (sorry but I'm too lazy to figure out how to link to it here!)

Dave said...

Thanks for the tip Laura. Mike @ 10000 Birds has been a friend almost since I started blogging. He has given me all kinds of tips, hints, help, etc. It's great to hear that his tallent will appear in a respectable magazine.