Hoiho Hospital update
Wednesday 22nd February, 2017
Meet Dr Lisa Argilla. She's the vet heading up our Hoiho Hospital, based at the Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing, this Summer.
After noticing a large increase in the number of injured yellow-eyed penguins in 2015, the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust sought funding to contract Lisa for 6 weeks to provide prompt medical care to the birds in Dunedin.
With a terrific success rate in 2016, we have again contracted Lisa to spend 6 weeks in Dunedin in early 2017. The hospital has seen almost 20 penguins through so far, with little chance of slowing down any time soon.
Lisa and her team of dedicated volunteers spend their days treating sick and injured penguins which come in from across coastal Otago and Southland.
Read all about Lisa and the work she is doing at the Hoiho Hospital in this Otago Daily Times article.