Stuffed Animal Clinic

By Brooke Coe, Greater Sac AAZK Member

Is your teddy bear feeling under the weather? Does your stuffed animal have a cut that needs fixing? Does it need some extra care and attention? The Sacramento Zoo is here to help! Greater Sac AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) is holding a Stuffed Animal Clinic on Saturday, May 26thfrom 10 am to 4 pm.

It’s day to fix the ailments affecting your teddy bear or beloved stuffed animal. Veterinarian staff members along with Zoo staff and volunteers will assess the overall health of your stuffed animal, as well as make a diagnosis based on your description of its symptoms.

You will begin your visit with a stop at the reception desk on the Vet Hospital Lawn, where your animal will be checked in and given a health certificate. The receptionist will then direct you to the next available stuffed animal doctor, who will care for your animal’s well-being and sign your certificate, indicating a clean bill of health. If your animal has a tear that requires stitches, you will be asked to leave the animal with trained staff and return after an hour to retrieve the mended patient. The entire visit only costs $3, and you will leave with a healthy stuffed animal and a certificate to prove it!

If you arrive to find a wait in the reception area, feel free to visit the veterinary hospital to learn more about zoo veterinary medicine. It will be a fun and interactive event for the whole family and a great addition to your Sacramento Zoo visit!
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