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BREWERY EVENT: Curiosity Untapped – Cape Wildlife Center
May 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Have you ever found an injured animal? Do you have questions about the wildlife living in your backyard? Join Cape Wildlife Center Director Zak Mertz and lead wildlife veterinarian Dr. Patel as they delve into the common afflictions and problems facing wildlife on Cape Cod, and learn what you can do to help! They will cover everything from cat attacks to oil spills, and will help give you the tools to help when situations arise. They will be joined by a special animal guest or two who will help teach these concepts.
Dr. Priya Patel, BVM MRCVS
Priya’s passion for wildlife medicine and rehabilitation first started during an undergraduate internship at New England Wildlife Center (NEWC) in 2007. It was that inspiring summer that put her on the path to pursuing a career in this field. Priya graduated from the Royal Veterinary College of London in 2014 and then completed an internship in wildlife medicine and conservation at Tufts Wildlife Clinic. There she developed a specialized interest in avian medicine and surgery. She then returned to NEWC as a part-time vet and now is very excited to work full time at Cape Wildlife Center.
Dr. Zak Mertz
Zak Mertz is the Executive Director of the Cape Wildlife Center and the Assistant Director of New England Wildlife Center. Zak is a licensed Wildlife rehabillitator and has worked in wildlife hospital management and as a veterinary technician for over a decade. Zak also holds a masters of Science from UMASS Boston with a concentration in hydrology and marine sciences.