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Lucy H. Spelman, DVM, is the regional veterinary manager for the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project in central Africa, based in Rwanda. She is the former director of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has been featured on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel. Her website is www.drlucyspelman.com.

Ted Y. Mashima, DVM, is the president of Mashima Communication, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He lectures frequently and is the former associate director for the Centre for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland.


The Hippo with Toothache Lucy H Spelman, Ted Y Mashima

Heart-warming stories of zoo animals and the vets who care for them

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