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Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns Edinburgh Zoo As well as the Highland Wildlife Park based at Kincraig, near Aviemore. The Society was founded in March 1909, and Edinburgh Zoo opened in July 1913. Edinburgh Zoo is set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, and is one of Europe's leading centres of conservation, education and research. The RZSS works collectively with many other zoos and conservation agencies in the UK, Europe and around the world in co-ordinated conservation programmes, to help ensure the survival of many threatened animal species, as well as supporting various conservation projects in the wild through funding and expertise. An extensive education programme aims to raise awareness and understanding of the fragility of life on this planet, and our responsibility to help care for it. Edinburgh Zoo is one of Scotland's most successful visitor attractions, second only to Edinburgh Castle in terms of paying visitors, with over 600,000 visitors a year.

Surgical Innovations was formed in 1992 by Professor M J McMahon, one of the UK's foremost laparoscopic surgeons. Surgical Innovations was the world's first company to develop flexible but ultimately rigid laparoscopic devices and over the years have gained a worldwide reputation for innovative development of products for use in laparoscopic surgery. Now a world leader in the medical field the company has moved in to the veterinary sector where all their products are being distributed by Ark Surgical, the UK's fastest growing veterinary distributor.
Wildlife Surgery International - this international charity aims to improve the surgical management of all wildlife, captive or free ranging. They believe that all veterinary treatment, including wildlife surgery should be of the highest clinical standard, and based on the best scientific evidence. It should uphold the highest standards of animal welfare, even when of conservation importance, and have a good likelihood of a successful outcome. They believe that wildlife surgery should be audited to ensure optimum outcomes and welfare. In keeping with these goals wildlife surgery should aim to be as minimally invasive in nature and cost effective as possible. They believe that wildlife surgical procedures should be of a clear benefit to the animals, and not be undertaken in cases where less invasive or non-surgical treatments will bear equal or better results.Zoological Medicine Ltd - is based in Scotland, and specialises in the provision of laparoscopic surgical equipment and surgical expertese in Zoo animals, Wildlife species, and Companion animal and Exotic pets. It provides this service to zoological collections, wildlife rehabilitation centres, and private veterinary practices in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.