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Mar. 17, 2011

Dream Job: Zoo Veterinarian

by Leslie Taylor


Video by SmithsonianVideos

In this video, meet Katherine Hope, a veterinarian at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. She treats about 2,000 animals from 400 different species so there's no such thing as an average day. She maintains the health of the animals in the zoo's collection and also does conservation medicine -- assessing the health of wild animals around the globe.

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

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