On Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or info@zoonewengland.org.

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ZNE's One Health Clinical Elective featured in The New York Times

The New York Times recently featured Zoo New England's One Health Clinical Elective in the article:

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.
Medical students at Harvard take part in an elective with veterinarians, learning about diseases and treatments between animals and humans.
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About the One Health Clinical Elective

The One Health Clinical Elective, an innovative program benefitting healthcare for both humans and animals, is believed to be the only formal program of its kind in the country. One Health refers to the idea that human, animal and environmental health are all linked. This approach encourages collaboration across all disciplines to deepen understanding, gain valuable insights and to ensure the best health for all – humans, animals and the environment.

Through this elective, Harvard Medical School MD and PhD students in their senior year have the opportunity to work closely with Zoo New England’s Animal Health staff in their daily clinical practice. Students take an active role in case management, diagnostic work-up, and treatment of zoological species, while they are encouraged to think about the commonalities in medicine and physiology of health and disease across all species.

The students work with a team led by Dr. Eric Baitchman, Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation at Zoo New England. Several students have completed the program since it was added to the course catalog in early 2017, with others having participated informally before its creation as a formal rotation. Learn more