Veterinary Care and Education in the Wild
ZEISS Primostar used for remote diagnostics and instruction
In the remote expanses of northwest Canada and Alaska, Dr. Michelle Oakley travels thousands of square miles to bring veterinary medicine to those living in the desolate wilderness. Her travels are documented in the television series Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet, on Nat Geo Wild with previous seasons available on Disney+.
Equipped with a ZEISS Primostar microscope, Dr. Oakley performs a wide range of diagnostics while out in the field. The microscope’s wireless capabilities help Dr. Oakley engage and educate animal owners, students and her television audience by letting them see and experience details not visible to the naked eye.
I treat all creatures wild and woolly, everything from mice to moose and bears, along with farm animals and pet dogs, cats and hedgehogs.
Remote Veterinary Medicine
Collecting Clinical Data in the Field for Telehealth Diagnostics
When traveling to remote villages, collecting accurate sample data for telemedicine with specialists can be essential. She explains: "I see a lot of dogs with various lumps and masses. I would love to be able to send samples to an oncologist, but that would usually take a week or more. I need a timely diagnosis so that I can treat the animal without delay."
Dr. Oakley and her team are able to transport the mobile ZEISS Primostar microscope with ZEISS Axiocam 208 camera, even by boat in sometimes treacherous conditions, and capture crisp images of patient samples, enabling her to effectively consult with far-away specialists.
The microscope opens up whole new worlds to them. They become engaged and excited by the opportunity to participate in my work with animals. I am happy to be able to pass on this wonderful gift to them.