Shelby is a handsome gibbon with a very strong personality. Currently Shelby is keeping the staff busy figuring out new ways to medicate him. He was recently diagnosed with diabetes and arthritis. He is taking medication for his diabetes however we are working with him to train him for a voluntary blood sugar check. His arthritis required immediate surgery and provided a tremendous relief. While generally easy going, he lets us know the second we do something he doesn’t approve of, with either a swat or a kick followed by an intense stare.
Ivan is the oldest gibbon at the Gibbon Center. While he is often sweet, he can also act like a grumpy old man, grabbing keepers if they hand him something that he doesn’t want. We noticed a few years ago that he was using his hands to help him walk, so the vet prescribed a medication for arthritis and is now moving around comfortably. He is also mildly diabetic and is currently on a limited diet to maintain his blood sugar. All this really means is that he can’t have banana or apple everyday. He still enjoys papaya and other less sugary fruit. He is distinguished by a large, expressive mouth.
Violet is our poster child for unexpected accidents. She has been in the hospital several times for different reasons starting at a couple years old. We are adding her here to acknowledge that sometimes accidents happen no matter how much we prepare.
In House Physical
Performed by Staff, Volunteer Vet, Vet Students
Samples sent out for
Bloodwork - $120
Fecal - $130
Blood & Fecal - $230
Exotic Exam $118
Injection $56-$69 (may need a combination of injections per procedure of batril, prednisone, cerenia, metacaom, convenia, pen g)
Bandage Application $47
Iv + Fluids $138
Anesthesia Iso $169
Local Anesthesia $88
Wound Care $200-$400
Recheck (without bandage or injection) $20
Visits can range from $100-$800
19100 Esguerra Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390
(Near Lombardi Ranch in Saugus)
PO Box 800249, Santa Clarita, CA 91380
Direct Line: 661-296-2737
E-mail Address: Info@gibboncenter.org