Naming of the Facility Building - $ 250,000 (Reduced from $1 million)
The new Animal Health Clinic is the centerpiece of our Renew the Zoo campaign. It will provide important improvements to our ability to manage the medical needs of our collection, as well as offer quarantine space needed for welcoming new animals into our collection. The Animal Health Clinic will include a kitchen for animal food preparation, a small diagnostic lab, a surgical/ treatment suite, and office space for our veterinarian and veterinary technician.
Surgical/Treatment Suite - $ 125,000 (Reduced from $500,000)
The new Clinic will provide a fully operational medical and surgical suite to permit full care for all of the animals in our collection. This multi-task room will allow the staff to examine animals, make diagnoses, and switch to a surgical suite without interruption. Efficiency and procedural time will be improved with this room.
Diagnostic Laboratory - $ 125,000 (Reduced from $250,000)
This room is the primary support for the Surgical/Treatment Suite. This room will contain the diagnostic blood machines, microscopes, radiology developer, and other medical machinery necessary to make informed diagnoses of medical cases. This room may be small but it is one of the most important spaces in the entire Animal Health Clinic for monitoring the health of our animal collection.
Large Carnivore Quarantine/Holding - $ 1o0,000 (Reduced from $150,000)
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Maybe not the ones you’re thinking of but mountain lions, el tigre (Spanish for jaguar), and Andean bears will be able to spend their quarantine period here. Most importantly, the staff will be safe while these animals are in the quarantine facility. The Large Carnivore Quarantine/Holding will offer multiple indoor and two outdoor pens. Via remotely operated doors, these animals can be shifted from one holding pen to another while the keepers clean the empty pens. Safety is extremely important when working with these types of species.
Medical Office - $ 75,000
This office will serve as the administrative hub for all of our medical and nutritional programs, and will house two technology stations.
Aquatic Quarantine/Holding - $ 75,000
This series of holding pens will allow us to quarantine and house a variety of species that live in or around water. We may house alligators, otters or ducks in these pens – just not at the same time!
Small Animal Quarantine/Holding - $ 50,000
This holding space will be used for smaller animals, such as monkeys, ocelots or toucans when medical care or quarantine is needed. The key to success for the Small Animal Quarantine/Holding is its versatility in addressing the needs of a wide variety of small animals. This room will provide both indoor and outdoor holding opportunities.
Large Animal Quarantine/Holding - $ 50,000
Replacing the current small space, the new Clinic holding rooms will be appropriately sized and equipped for different animals being held in quarantine or receiving medical care. The Large Animal Quarantine/Holding will serve animals such as guanaco, deer, eagles, and other large species of birds. This versatile room will be used for a variety of larger specimens coming into our collection.
Necropsy Room - $ 25,000
Although it is inevitable, it is always unfortunate when we lose an animal from our collection. The Necropsy Lab provides us an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the medical conditions behind an animal’s death. Most animals from our collection receive a necropsy upon death (this is the term used for an autopsy on an animal). Depending on the medical situation, a number of tissue samples may be taken for medical and educational purposes. Until the cause of death is determined, it is very important that necropsies are performed in isolation from the rest of the animal collection.
Surgical Holding Room - $ 25,000
This room also supports the Surgical/Treatment Suite and serves as an ICU for smaller species and newborns. The Surgical Holding Room will contain a number of small cage units and incubators to help smaller species through challenging conditions. Supplemental heat can be added when the room needs to house reptiles too.
Food Preparation Area (Kitchen) - $ 25,000
Catering for critters! This kitchen is for the birds, bears and tapirs. All the diets and dishes for the animals in the Animal Health Clinic have to be kept separate from those serving the rest of the Zoo’s collection. This is to keep the potential of cross-contamination to a minimum; thus, we need a small kitchen dedicated for the Clinic.
Entrance Hall - $ 25,000
This space will allow access to all the rooms in the Clinic, and permit special opportunities for educational tours.
Medical Library - $25,000
A medical library will provide references for researching animal health cases and preparing for pending medical procedures.
Landscaping around the Animal Health Clinic - $ 25,000
The exterior of the building needs to be attractive too. A variety of landscaping beds will screen the views of the quarantine pens to help keep new animals quiet and more comfortable. Landscaping at the front of the building will enhance the entrance.
Technology Stations – $10,000 (3 available)
Computer systems will store data on animals and procedures for future use. These systems will also allow the medical and nutritional programs to be continually updated to reflect the most current information and techniques. One will be in the surgical/treatment suite and two will be in the medical office.
Benches - $10,000 (3 available)
Benches will be made out of environmentally-friendly recycled material.