…Dylan worked and learned under the acclaimed exotic animal veterinarian Douglas Mader, DABVP DABVP (Reptile) DECZM (Herpetology), learning about and treating many varying exotic species and becoming proficient in exotic species anesthesia. Currently, Dylan is a Technician Supervisor at Marathon Veterinary Hospital and he recently completed his Fear-Free certification.
This client education handout reviews the masking phenomenon observed in exotic pets. Why do exotic animals attempt to hide signs of illness or injury and what can the attentive owner do to offset this behavior? This client education handout was awarded second place in the 2021 AEMV Veterinary Technology Contest, sponsored by Lafeber Company.