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A Statement of Gratitude

Posted On: Apr 26th, 2021

Langston Animal Hospital and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine working together to treat Akayla at the AGCZ




The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo wants to say thank you to Dr. Adam Langston, and his staff, for their continued dedication to the medical care of our collection.  Dr. Langston’s commitment to the health of our animals is unwavering.  Thank you, Adam and Niesje!   We also want to give a special thank you to the medical team from Auburn University that assisted us recently with the anesthesia and examination of Akayla, our female giraffe.  Dr. Fred Caldwell, Drs. Stuart Clark-Price, Kara Lascola, and Hisashsi Sakata, along with Kim Bryan, Sara Kohl, Thea Partin, and Katie Ray, worked with Dr. Langston and his technician, to create a medical team of experts to knockdown Akayla and perform a variety of tests and examinations to help us determine why she was off of her usual feeding routine.  Success is often about having the right team in the right place at the right time.  This medical team performed very well together and ensured a successful procedure for our giraffe.  Thank you to all of those who were a part of the process.