Cincinnati Children’s helps premature hippo baby

When Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s premature baby hippo Fiona became dehydrated and in need of IV fluids, Zoo veterinary staff reached out to the Cincinnati Children’s nationally-renowned Vascular Access Team (VAT), and, like a good neighbor, they rushed over to help.

Two VAT team members came to the zoo with sensitive ultrasound equipment and placed an IV catheter in Fiona providing life-saving fluid.

To see how their work is helping Fiona, click on WLWT and USA Today.

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  1. Hope February 22, 10:41
    I saw this on the news and I thought it was wonderful. Fiona is soooooo adorable as she takes her 1st steps. I guess this means our VAT TEAM is the best. WAY TO GO VAT TEAM XXXOOO