From Loveland to Africa#ThrowbackThursday
In 2013, Gwendy Reyes-Illg, an emergency veterinarian in #Loveland
, Colorado to help with a chimpanzee, Margot, in Africa who had sustained a gun shot wound to the face from a poacher. Dr. Reyes-Illg has been working with apes for 13 years and volunteers at animal sanctuaries across the country.
Before the surgery, Gwendy had consulted with Dr. Reynolds about the palatal surgery that would be needed to correct the wound and Dr. Reynolds helped develop a surgical plan with Gwendy to perform the surgery and close the gun wound which had been causing respiratory issues for Margot. Dr. Reynolds also provided special tools and instruments to assist with Dr. Reyes-Illg's surgery on Margot. Margot's surgery was successful and the palatal wound was closed that was causing issues for her.
Photo of Dr. Gwendy Reyes-Illg holding Margot after her surgery in 2013.
Read more about Dr. Reyes-Illg's experience with Margot at http://bit.ly/1hGGhlx
In Defense of Animals Sanctuary--Africa: http://www.ida-africa.org/
#ReynoldsOMS #HelpingHand #FromLovelandToAfrica #Facialtrauma #Greeley #AnimalSanctuary