Opossum Rehabilitation

On May 8th, 2014, South Sound Critter Care admitted an adult female Virginia Opossum that had been found in a Kent neighborhood in critical condition. After taking an x-ray, our veterinarians discovered that the opossum’s jaw was severely fractured on both the left and right sides. The next day, she was taken to the clinic for surgery, where one of the vets anesthetized her, placed two pins in both the distal and proximal parts of each side of her mandible, and wrapped her snout and jaw.

The opossum’s pre-surgery x-ray.

A radiograph taken as the pins and feeding tube were inserted.