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Chimp Haven at Home: We're Not That Different
Join the Chimp Haven vet team as we explore the fascinating differences and similarities in human and chimp biology. This fun and informative webinar is free, but space is limited. Register for your spot today!

Apr 16, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Lauren Novak
Clinical Veterinarian @Chimp Haven
Dr. Novak first worked with chimpanzees, monkeys, and gorillas at the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon, just prior to veterinary school. These were orphaned and injured animals from the illegal pet and the bush meat trade. Working with these chimpanzees was a defining moment in her career and she never looked back. She focused on zoological medicine while in veterinary school and interned at Chimp Haven during her clinical year. Upon graduation from the University of Illinois in 2017, she completed a small animal emergency and specialty rotating internship at VCA Aurora, just outside of Chicago, during which she saw a job opening at Chimp Haven for a clinical veterinarian. She took the leap and applied for her dream job. Through what could only be fate, she was accepted and now has the pleasure of working day in and out to ensure the health and welfare of these amazing chimpanzees.