ZEW Wet Lab 2023 Schedule

Saturday, February 18th, 2023


Saturday, February 18th, 2023


*This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM 

  • Registration Check In – VENI lobby
  • Breakfast

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – MORNING SESSION #1

  • Lectures are held before lab and required before entry; each lecture and lab location is below
  • Aquatic Animal Anatomy, Physiology, Husbandry, and Nutrition with Dr. Taylor Yaw
  • Avian Handling and Sampling with Dr. Heatly 
  • Snakes and Lizards: Handling, Husbandry and Medicine with Dr. Coke
  • Ferret Ultrasonography with Dr. Kimberly Doll
  • Wildlife Necropsy with Dr. Hilton
  • Comparative Ophthalmology with Dr. Vallone, Dr. Collins, Dr. Julien, Dr. Moriyon, and Jennifer Leonard

10:00-10:30 AM – SNACKS!

10:30 AM-12:30 PM- MORNING SESSION #2

  • Fish Anesthesia, Diagnostics, and Sample Collection with Dr. Taylor Yaw
  • Ratite Handling and Medicine with Dr. Blue
  • Amphibian Husbandry, Medicine, and Anesthesia with Dr. Roset and Audrey Koepp
  • Small Mammal Dentistry with Dr. Riggan & Dr. Fronefield
  • Darting Practice with Dr. Cook and Dr. Derr
  • Zoo Necropsy and Parasites with Dr. Verocai, Dr. Saleh, Dr. Stranahan, and Dr. Bryan

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Lunch Programming (food provided to all participants) 

  • Breakout sessions will occur during lunch programming


  • Aquatic Animal Agents of Disease, Pathology and Necropsy Techniques with Dr. Taylor Yaw
  • Avian Orthopedic Surgery with Drs. Fronefield and Roset
  • Turtles & Tortoises: Shell Repair with Dr. Heatly
  • Guinea Pig Ovariohysterectomy with Dr. Jillian Villalva
  • Common Injuries in Insectivorous Bats with Kate Rugroden
  • Feline Immobilization with Dr. Blue


VENI, VIDI, and VICI are located in the VBEC Complex at TAMU’s Veterinary School (660 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, College Station, TX 77845) and all 3 buildings are within walking distance of each other: 

The Schubot Center for Avian Health (red star below on map) and the Winnie Carter Wildlife Center (blue star below on map) are located adjacent to each other. If you turn left out of the veterinary campus (east) onto Raymond Stotzer Parkway, turn left (north) onto Agronomy Rd, drive north to the intersection of Agronomy Rd. and F&B Rd, and turn left (west) onto F&B road:

  • Schubot is located directly after the intersection off of a dirt road on the left side of F&B
  • Winnie Carter Wildlife Center is located past the dirt road that leads you to Schubot; there is a sign in front of the Winnie Carter Wildlife Center that says you are there