Happy Veterinary Nurse Awareness Week 2020! This week is dedicated to celebrating Aotearoa's vet nurses and all they do for the animals they care for and treat.

At Auckland Zoo we're lucky to have a vet team which includes four dedicated and skilled vet nurses who provide indispensible care for our zoo whānau as well as sick or injured patients from the wild.

A few of the many wild patients our zoo team have helped to treat this year include a New Zealand fur seal pup (kekeno) bitten by a shark, several kākāpō including Bella Rose who had a severe case of cloacitis, an injured Salvin's mollymawk, a juvenile kererū with deformed feet and several sick and dehydrated sea turtles rescued from North Island beaches.

Join us and our friends at the New Zealand Veterinary Association in celebrating vet nurses all over Aotearoa. You can learn more about our vet team and the work they do on our Auckland Zoo Vet Hospital page.