NZCCM encounters are at 10.30am every Monday and Tuesday in our public gallery.
These encounters allow for questions and answers with Auckland Zoo vets about the work and research conducted at the NZCCM.
Open from 9.30am to 4pm daily, the NZCCM's public viewing gallery offers visitors clear views into the centre's laboratory, large treatment room and operating theatre.
To maximise viewing, cameras above the operating tables in both the treatment room and the operating theatre relay action (when appropriate) onto a large screen in the gallery.
The gallery also features dynamic interactive displays, and a diverse range of specimens, including animal embryos, and even the preserved testes of the zoo's castrated hippo, Fudge!
Conservation medicine is a practice that addresses the connections between our (human) health, with the health of animals and the environment.
In addition to serving the Zoo's animals, the NZCCM strongly focuses on research, diagnostic work, and specialised teaching. It sees the Zoo progress its already key national role in native species conservation, and national bio security.