By Dr. Scott Ford Yesterday my husband and I went for our first long drive this year to go pick up some chicken chicks from our friend, Foxfeather Zenkova. Although the pandemic is far from over, we were forced to make this trip now or never due to the timing of the hatch. We took […]
By Dr. Scott Ford In recent months, I’ve been helping Pine View Wildlife and Best Friends Vet with a few owl cases. It’s been fun and I’m happy to be helping other veterinarians grow their skills and do great things for wildlife. I started my professional career by treating wildlife. For those that cherish wild […]
Medical Management of Wildlife Species is a new book wherein Dr. Ford has written a chapter on pre-release conditioning of wild birds.
This week’s unique case involves a great horned owl with a chronic wing fracture, rescued by Pine View.
By Dr. Scott Ford The Dakota Zoo didn’t have a veterinarian available to do the orthopedic surgery that the hawk needed so they brought him back to me. Fortunately we had to change sites yesterday so it actually put us closer to them anyway, so it worked out well. I did the surgery this afternoon […]
By Dr. Scott Ford I have great news about the hawk that we rescued yesterday. North Dakota Game & Fish was very helpful in hooking me up with the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck. Also, because I don’t have local transportation and I need to stay close to the site of our primary field work, they […]
By Dr. Scott Ford I’m still doing duck work in North Dakota but today took an interesting turn. My assistant, Alex Carrillo, found a family of red-tailed hawks alongside the road but one was clearly injured. He rescued it & brought it back to the RV we’re using as a mobile clinic. An exam revealed […]
Dr. Scott Ford provides veterinary medical services for wildlife. This includes seeing wild bird patients for examination and surgery, providing surgical and medical support for field biologists, assisting in environmental disasters, and providing online or telephone support for veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators. Injured Wildlife Dr. Ford’s studies and career began with wild birds and he […]