Tag: surgery

Live oak reaching out over a water hole

Mottled Duck Trackers Update

An update on the the fieldwork I’m doing with mottled ducks in South Texas.

Tracking Mottled Ducks in South Texas

I assisted USGS in tracking mottled ducks in southern Texas.

Emperor Geese in Alaska

Here’s a glimpse at what I’ll be doing with emperor geese in western Alaska in June!

Teaching/Equipping Local Vets to Treat Wildlife

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 […]

Tracking Young Mallards in the Dakotas

Young mallards are being tracked to better determine their unique habitat needs and pressures.

Hawk: Surgery Completed

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 […]

Hawk Update

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 […]

Our Services

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 […]

Avian Surgical Anatomy of the Thoracic & Pelvic Limbs

By Susan Orosz This resource has been removed at the request of the author. They will be releasing a new, co-authored book titled Surgical Anatomy and Orthopedic Management by Susan E Orosz, M Scott Echols and Patrick T Redig, in 2022. I’m excited to see this new book released– it’s been many years in the […]

Tracking Scoters from Yakutat, Alaska

By Dr. Scott Ford In April of this year I had the pleasure of dropping into the small Alaska town of Yakutat to assist Alaska Department of Fish and Game. My role was to implant satellite transmitters into 18 surf and white-winged scoters to track their movements. There are still many unknowns about where sea […]

Adult bald eagle in clinic

One Eagle’s Journey

Rescue and surgery for a bald eagle found injured in Washington State in 2011.