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Old 11-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Veterinarians at Rafikiís Planet Watch

Does anyone know if you can see the veterinarians doing their thing on Sunday mornings? My youngest would likely think watching them the coolest, but if they're not likely to be there on a Sunday I'll move that down later in the day. TIA.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Does anyone know if you can see the veterinarians doing their thing on Sunday mornings? My youngest would likely think watching them the coolest, but if they're not likely to be there on a Sunday I'll move that down later in the day. TIA.
We were there on Thanksgiving Day and the vets were working on a flamingo who had abnormal blood counts. Really odd to see a flamingo under anesthesia. Not sure about Sundays but they did work the holiday.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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I have seen them doing stuff on a Sunday but they usually do stuff during the week in the morning. We have see a porcupine having a bladder exam and a turtle having an exam. There was some thing else going on later that we didn't see, but one day there were two things and I believe it was on the Sunday.
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What are you hoping to see. I'm not there very often and have never been accused of being entertaining but your welcome to watch me drink iced coffee and complain about the heat if we're ever there at the same time.
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Does anyone know if you can see the veterinarians doing their thing on Sunday mornings? My youngest would likely think watching them the coolest, but if they're not likely to be there on a Sunday I'll move that down later in the day. TIA.
I asked them this when I was there one time and planning a return visit on the weekend (I'm a AK fanatic). I was told that yes, they work 7 days, and sure enough I was there that weekend and they were.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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I don't recall what day it was, but they were operating on an antelope that had broken it's leg when we were there. Very cool.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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You have the best chance of seeing something in the morning. But there are vets on site everyday.

Good luck I sure hope you get to see something
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I remember watching some procedure being done a few years ago. Can someone remind me what time these happen? It would be nice to catch one when we are there next Monday.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:19 AM   #9
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I remember watching some procedure being done a few years ago. Can someone remind me what time these happen? It would be nice to catch one when we are there next Monday.
It opens at 9:30 and you're more likely to catch something interesting in the morning. That's when they generally schedule regular procedures. Of course emergencies can happen any time. We just missed something big on our last trip. They were still cleaning up the room but the animal was gone. (I forget now what it was.)
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Thank you for all the replies.

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What are you hoping to see.
Youngest will be happy just to brush the goats. But if she could see a veterinarian procedure, she'd think that was pretty cool, as well, so if the odds of that are good (which they sound to be), I wanted to schedule Rafiki earlier in the day, since the vets are more likely to be out doing their rounds in the afternoon.
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Youngest will be happy just to brush the goats. But if she could see a veterinarian procedure, she'd think that was pretty cool, as well, so if the odds of that are good (which they sound to be), I wanted to schedule Rafiki earlier in the day, since the vets are more likely to be out doing their rounds in the afternoon.
Don't forget, there are also sheep and pigs at the Affection Station (Disney can't call it a petting zoo after all ).

I would suggest you stop in at Guest Relations to the left after you enter the park and see if they can check on any procedures going on. You might get a better idea of what's happening.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #12
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I would suggest you stop in at Guest Relations to the left after you enter the park and see if they can check on any procedures going on. You might get a better idea of what's happening.
That's probably worth a shot. Now I just have to think of it when pertinent. Thanks!
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I would suggest you stop in at Guest Relations to the left after you enter the park and see if they can check on any procedures going on. You might get a better idea of what's happening.
I've also stopped at the entrance to the train (not right at the train, but up further, I think they're standing under an umbrella). The one or two CMs there have been nice enough to call up on their walkie-talkies to see if they can get the info.
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When we entered the park, I asked at the info "booth" where it shows wait times for all rides. The woman pulled out a PDA and gave me some info and times for the procedures. However, when we got over there none of the info she gave me was correct. On that particular morning, there was one at 10am, one at 11am, and another shortly after.
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That's probably worth a shot. Now I just have to think of it when pertinent. Thanks!
^ Yes. Also, one of the CMs there told me that guests can call the AK in the morning to find out which animals might be examined that day.
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