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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Duke Lemur Center salutes Dr. Fidisoa Rasambainarivo, Madagascar's first wildlife veterinarian
Duke Lemur Center and the Madagascar Fauna Group (MFG) are thrilled to report that Dr. Fidisoa Rasambainarivo has been accepted into the 2009 Envirovet Summer Institute. Dr. Rasambainarivo (Fidy) is employed by MFG as the staff veterinarian at Parc Ivoloina in Tamatave. Fidy graduated in the first class from theCollegeofVeterinary Medicine,UniversityofAntananarivoin 2008 and completed a Conservation Medicine Internship at St. Louis Zoo /UniversityofMissouri/DukeLemurCenterto becomeMadagascar’s first wildlife veterinarian. In his continued quest for training and experience, Fidy applied to the Envirovet program, which is a competitive international program to train veterinarians in international conservation and health monitoring. The 8 week course includes sessions at White OakPlantation, FL (Ecosystem Heath and Recovery),Fort Pierce. FL (Aquatic Wildlife and Ecosystem Health), andTanzania(Wildlife Health and Conservation). Fidy’s pursuit of excellence benefits his patients at Parc Ivoloina, his veterinary colleagues inMadagascarwhere he actively helps train students, and MFG’s ongoing conservation goals. Congratulations Fidy!”