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Health Beat: Vet Tech Treats Residents and Visitors at Coral World

Coral World Happy 4In 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.

Read full story on the St. Thomas Source