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Exotic Animal Club

If you love ferrets, parrots, reptiles, dolphins, primates, raptors, or any other animals not covered extensively in CVM curriculum, you belong in the Exotics Club!  This club meets with specialists in zoo, wildlife, exotic, and aquatic medicine, hosting a number of lectures, wet labs,  and other activities throughout the year.  

Some field trips, open to club members only, which are scheduled for 2012-13 include: Lincoln Park, Brookfield Zoo and/or Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Indianapolis Zoo, a volunteer day at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and many more.  

Past activities include: 

  • Behind the scenes tours with veterinarians at Indianapolis Zoo
  • Shedd Aquarium, and Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo 
  • Reptile PE and handling lab 
  • Fish anesthesia and necropsy lab
  • TB and Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance in deer with USDA
  • Wildlife rehabilitation lab with Wildcat Wildlife Center

Members also often attend conferences including:

  • American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
  • Marine Mammal Conference at the University of Wisconsin
  • Annual Exotic Animal Symposium at University of Missouri  


  • Co-Presidents - Erin Herget ‘15  &  Abra Foster '16
  • Treasurer - Melissa Sim '16
  • Secretary - Michelle Ahmann '15
  • Faculty Advisor - Dr. Lori Corriveau, VTH & Dr. David Huse, DVM