The Vet Aide Club at UC Davis traveled down to the Bay Area to see wild animals at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, CA. We started off our day on a docent led tour that took us from the Children's Zoo to the Tropical Rainforest and then finally ending at the African Savanna. The docents spoke about natural history, behavior of the collection, and fun facts about each animal. Afterwards the club ventured down the zoo to have a once in a lifetime talk with the staff veterinarian Dr. Andrea Goodnight. She talked about the challenges in treating a diverse taxa of animals and her journey to become a zoo veterinarian. She showed off her immobilization rifles and darts that are used to immobilize an animal for a procedure. Finally the members had the opportunity to see a live training session with a male elephant. Overall, this field trip will go down as one of our best field trips in the history of the Vet Aide Club.