Health Beat: Vet Tech Treats Residents and Visitors at Coral World
In her eight years as a veterinarian technician at Coral World Marine Park, Erica Palmer has treated almost every kind of animal that swims or flies by the island of St. Thomas, as well as a bevy of land-based inhabitants.
This spring she finally had the opportunity to help out a couple of frigates, one of her favorite species, birds she calls “magnificent.”
Both birds had damaged wings. A broken wing on a bird can be a death sentence, since it probably will never fly again even if the wing heals. But these two – found a couple of weeks apart – both had soft tissue injuries.