The Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine provides world-class care for the Zoo's animals. Since its opening on in 2004, the Center supports groundbreaking research and engages Zoo visitors in veterinary care issues.
The Center offers public access in an adjoining education pavilion - the Reinberger Learning Lab. Here, Zoo visitors can learn about veterinary care at all stages of an animal's life, from delivery to departure. The displays feature hands-on interactives, tools-of-the-trade, and views to surgical suites where visitors might sneak a peak at a treatment procedure in progress.
The Center for Zoological Medicine sustains Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's commitment to conservation and reinforces the Zoo's role as a leading institution in scientific animal management.