Dr. Setzer is the veterinarian who oversees medical care and treatment of all the animals at Tiger World. He spends a lot of time consulting with the owner, Lea Jaunakais, concerning the care of all of Tiger World's animals. Consultations are regarding issues such as nutrition (what to feed, when, and how much), housing and facility maintenance, and primarily the medical care of the animals.
Recently, Dr. Setzer performed vasectomies on a 650lb male tiger and a 450lb male lion. Other procedures he has previously performed include a tumor removals from a black Panther and spotted Leopard. He has vaccinated most animals at Tiger World against Rabies Virus, checks for intestinal parasites, and tests primates for Tuberculosis.
When funding allows Dr. Setzer and Lea are going to set up an on-site veterinary facility that will allow him to do more specialized procedures without having to transport the animals from their current location. With continued donations and community support, Tiger World will hopefully thrive well into the future.