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<br /> WILLIAM R. PRITCHARD VETERINARY MEDICAL TEACHING HOSPITAL<br /> VMTH VIEW<br /> November 2013<br /> VMTH Helps Perform Surgery on Tiger from Sacramento Zoo<br /> Agroup of more than 30 veterinarians, physicians,<br /> technicians, students and administrators from the<br /> VMTH, the Sacramento Zoo and Sutter Medical Group<br /> recently joined forces to perform a minimally-invasive<br /> surgery on Castro, a 15-year-old Sumatran tiger from the<br /> zoo. To prevent stone blockage and any potential pain, the<br /> veterinarians and physicians placed a ureteral stent – a thin,<br /> flexible tube that will help drain urine from Castro’s kidney<br /> to his bladder.<br /> Castro was anesthetized in his habitat the morning of<br /> the surgery and transported a short distance to the zoo’s<br /> Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital. While Castro was<br /> anesthetized, veterinarians took advantage of that time to<br /> also perform an abdominal ultrasound an<a title="VMTH_View_11-13 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/25e63ba6?page=1"> WILLIAM R. PRITCHARD VETERINARY MEDICAL TEACHING </a> <a title="VMTH_View_11-13 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/25e63ba6?page=2"> Dr. Monica Aleman Now Board Certified in Internal</a> <a title="VMTH_View_11-13 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/25e63ba6?page=3"> Neurology/Neurosurgery Service Offers New Studies</a> <a title="VMTH_View_11-13 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/25e63ba6?page=4"> From The Director’s Corner Welcome to the Novemb</a>