Bambi’s Great Recovery

A DNR Conservation Officer and State Patrol Officer found a fawn with a broken rear leg. It was determined that the fawn had a complete fracture of his tibia which would require orthopedic surgery by a specialist. Michelle (a critical care veterinary technician and permitted wildlife rehabilitator) arranged for the surgery and assisted Dr. Scott Hammel, a Board certified veterinary surgeon, in the interlocking nail fixation procedure. The surgery was a success and the fawn was immediately transported while still under sedation to Kathy, a licensed rehabilitator who specializes in fawns. He was able to awaken in a safe pen in his temporary home. He made a rapid recovery while bonding with other fawns in Kathy’s care. His leg became stronger and stronger until he was successfully released to live his life with a new leg to run upon!