Teddy Bear Clinic at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo sponsored by St. Joseph’s Health

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The Rosamond Gifford Zoo invites children to bring their stuffed animals to the zoo for a checkup on Monday, November 11, at the Teddy Bear Clinic sponsored by St. Joseph’s Health.

St. Joseph’s is sending medical staff to volunteer at the zoo event offering First Aid to well-loved plush pals and introducing children to health care in a fun, familiar setting.

The Teddy Bear Clinic runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the zoo on Monday’s Veterans Day school holiday. The event is free for zoo members and with zoo admission.

Friends of the Zoo President Janet Agostini said the clinic turns the zoo banquet facilities into a clinic with a very fun waiting room, exam stations, operating suites and pet grooming area. Volunteer “vets” will be on hand to examine hundreds of plush pets and perform “surgery” on those suffering from excessive amounts of love.

Friends of the Zoo had staged previous Teddy Bear Clinics to a great response and this year offered St. Joseph’s Health the opportunity to partner with them as a sponsor, Agostini said. St. Joseph’s sponsored two clinics this year, one in February and the one coming up Monday.

St. Joseph’s Health Chief Operating Officer Julianne Himes agreed the partnership is a perfect fit.

 “The Teddy Bear clinic is a fantastic opportunity for our doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses to meet community members outside of a traditional health care setting,” Himes said.

“Most importantly, this event provides an excellent opportunity to introduce young children to health care and help them understand that interactions with health care providers are positive and alleviate any fears they may have.”

“We have a lot of fun at this event and hope to inspire future generations of doctors and nurses, perhaps even veterinarians!” she added.

If You Go:

What: Rosamond Gifford Zoo Teddy Bear Clinic presented by St. Joseph's Health

When: Monday, November 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204.

Why: Children can bring their well-loved stuffed animals to the zoo for a 'check-up' and treatment by St. Joseph's Health staff and zoo volunteers.

Cost: Included in zoo admission, which is free for zoo members. (For member info, please visit syracusezooevents.org/members)

Information: syracusezooevents.org.

 

 

 

Post Date

Nov 6th 2019