When my two Russian tortoises got into an accident with a dog, I panicked. But then I remembered that the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital has a Zoological Medicine service that sees exotic animals.
With tears streaming down my face, I drove my tortoises to the hospital. Once there, the doctors assured me that Cartman’s and Kenny’s injuries were common and that their wounds would heal — and they did! The tortoises have recovered amazingly and continue to be very active. They especially love a cool, fresh summer salad and the occasional berry treat. Thank you to the faculty, staff and students at the UGA VTH for promptly and calmly taking care of my tortoises! They have recovered wonderfully!