To be successful in zoo work veterinary surgeons must alter their approach and acquire a basic philosophy of concern for wild species. With proper motivation and background information and a good biological outlook, they would be in a unique position to solve problems essential to the continued existence of some species of wild animals and the betterment of human life. Veterinary schools will have to make a concentrated effort to give students an opportunity to explore the nature of the problems of wild animals. Present instruction in zoological medicine in the USA and Canada is described.
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