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Family Fun Day Features Dr. Sammie Uhrig and the Great Horned Owl

Family Fun Day Features Dr. Sammie Uhrig and the Great Horned Owl photo
Dr. Sammie Uhrig

4/19/2018 10:31:47 a.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame presents a free Family Fun Day, Saturday, April 28, from 10:00am until 3:00pm. The event is in conjunction with “In the Dark,” an interactive exhibit about the ecosystems of the night, below the ground, inside caverns, and deep in the ocean.

Dr. Samantha “Sammie” Uhrig, DVM from the Desert Willow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Carlsbad, NM, is the featured speaker at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Dr. Uhrig will discuss the wildlife rescue center, and bring a great horned owl for everyone to see. There will be arts and crafts, plus the 1942 movie Bambi will be shown at 2:00 p.m. All events and the exhibit “In the Dark” are free to the public.

Dr. Uhrig was born and raised on a cattle ranch outside Carlsbad, New Mexico. She spent most of her time working on 4-H projects and studying wildlife. In 1988, she obtained her state and federal permits to rehabilitate wildlife, and she and her mother began operating a wildlife rehabilitation facility at the family ranch, caring for everything from songbirds and hawks to deer and raccoons.

In 1998, Dr. Uhrig received her degrees in Wildlife Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. She then completed a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Sciences, specializing in recognition and treatment of pain in animals. Returning to Carlsbad, she opened her mobile veterinary practice, providing a variety of veterinary services to the residents of Eddy County.

For more information on Family Fun Day, contact the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame at 575-492-2678.

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