Frederick Mihm, M.D.

Community and International Work Details

  • Project Title:  Anesthesia for Exotic Animal Species
  • Partnering Organization(s):  San Francisco/San Diego Zoo, Gorilla Foundation
  • This an ongoing project:  Yes
  • There are opportunities for student involvement in work:  No
  • Description:  Dr. Mihm has volunteered as an anesthesia consultant in the care of numerous exotic animals, including gorillas (including Koko, the signing gorilla), giraffes, lions, tigers, penguins, kangaroos, etc. Combining his expertise with the veterinarians as well as his access to sophisticated monitoring equipment, has improved the safety with which anesthetic and surgical procedures can be performed in these endangered species.

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