Wildlife Waystation CA
PEIVDF began its missions at the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, CA. The quality of the operatories and level of care given to their animals made them the perfect candidate for PEIVDF’s veterinary dental services. The variety of animal breeds residing at the facility also provide a very varied hands-on curriculum for our Tuition for Missions students.
To learn more about this wonderful sanctuary, please visit their website: www.wildlifewaystation.org
In April 2018, PEIVDF returned to the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, California for its eighth teaching mission to the facility. During the one-day mission, PEIVDF provided advanced veterinary care to two residents: a lion and a bear.
PEIVDF performed (5) root canal therapies.
In October 2015, PEIVDF returned to the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, California for its seventh teaching mission to the facility. During the two-day mission, PEIVDF provided advanced veterinary care to another seven residents of the sanctuary, including (3) tigers, (2) primates, a camel, and a hyena.
The team performed (7) root canal therapies, (11) extractions, and (4) other oral procedures.
In November 2009, PEIVDF returned to the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, California. Holding its fourth teaching mission to the facility, PEIVDF provided life-improving advanced veterinary care to eight residents of the sanctuary. Three veterinarians, one dentist, and one veterinary technician joined PEIVDF instructors and board members as student practitioners – all past PEIVDF Tuition for Missions alumni.
Ms. Montana, an American grizzly bear, received several root canals. Ferrets Astrid and Emma needed only one root canal apiece. Normy the baboon had one incisor extracted and a battle wound in his groin repaired. Billy and Maude, two chimpanzees, had an incisor root canal and extraction respectively, while Terry – chimpanzee number 3 – required three root canals. Lion Tiberius needed a few root canals, and finally, tiger Mungar needed one extraction.
Ms. Montana is a sweet, 14 year old American Grizzly bear, who has resided at the facility since 1995, having been orphaned at only 9 months of age during a cold Montana winter. Ms. Montana shares a large enclosure with her sister, Miss America, equipped with a bear den, swimming pool, and plenty of toys.
During the November mission, Ms. Montana needed 6 root canals and one extraction. Sneaking too many sweets behind her keeper’s back, maybe!
To read more about Ms. Montana, click HERE to be taken to her profile on the Wildlife Waystation website.