From: Noriko Otsuka
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 9:56 PM
To: Margit Muller
Subject: Gratitude Dear Dr.Margit,

I came back to Japan in 9th April. And now I am trying to make a short guidebook for falconers beneath my report and brochures of ADFH.

Thank you so much for giving me many practical experience. This three months were precious and very happy days for me. I am also thankful that all staff teach me kindly.

Since I am going to keep learning about medical treatment for falcons, I appreciate if you give me advice sometimes. And I will make every effort as much as I can be a good technician. If I can visit September again,
I would like to do anything for the hospital. Please let me know if you need something there is in Japan.

Hoping your health and success,

Kindest regards,
Noriko Otsuka

From: Dr.Ahmed Idris
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 8:57 PM
To: Margit Muller
Subject: Hello

Dear Dr.Margit,

It has been quite long time, I hope you are just doing well in this very hot summer.I wish things are just fine in your lovely hospital and with your wonderful team.

Dr.Margerit, since I had my training in your hospital last year I was reconsidering my career because I loved falcons and I was very impressed about the way you interact with your team making a real optimal, friendly and productive work environment that I have never come across in this country, therefore I really wish that a chance would come for me one day to work with you and join this great hospital and if that time comes I will be looking for your support,harbour and encourage.

Thanks and best regards
Dr.Ahmed Idris

From: Vreni Mattmann
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 1:56 PM
To: Margit Muller
Subject: a hello from switzerland

hello dear friends from ADFH

I'm back home! we had a good flight and arrived in Zurich yesterday evening.

Here in Switzerland now winter is coming. It's about 10 degrees and misty in the morning. I miss the AD sun und warmth. I have my pictures and when I miss you and AD too much I can watch them and dream...

Monday I start work and I hope I can bring my new knowledges there.
Maybe our birds will have a better life now -I hope it! I'll send you some fotos from my place of work and our birds if I've time.

We will keep in touch - how did I say: I came to AD as a strnge and left as a friend. Thanks again so much for all your frindship and your hospitality - I always will remember my AD time with a big pleasure. It was a very great time for me with you. I miss you! If any of you ever should be in Switzerland, please come and visit me - my home will be yours!

For the new week I wish you a good start and not too much work.
Insh'allah I se you again next year- I hope it!!


From: Jackin Jayaram
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 8:09 AM
To: Margit Muller
Subject: Hello Dr. Muller

Hi Dr Muller,

Sorry for this belated reply, as I was very busy transferring from Missouri State University to Indiana State. I completed my masters From Missouri State, but still have to submit my thesis. Thank you for the references that you have provided me. The results are not yet announced.

In Indiana State, I was asked to design an anaesthesia protocol for bats and to conduct an implantation of EEG electrodes, directly, on the duramater of the brain. The existing protocol was developed for rats, and was inefficient in bats, as they go into torpor (a physiological state of deep sleep, when Oxygen concentration or temperature is low) and may die during the procedure. But Our team including Dr Swapna Mohan and me, under the supervision of Dr Charles Amlaner was able to induce deep anaesthesia (IV Plane of surgical anaesthesia with Isoflurane) in two bats, with out torpor, for more than 2.5 hours. The bats revived without any harmful effects upon its physiology. The protocol will be made error proof and will be published next year.

I would like to thank you and all the staff of ADFH, for giving me an intensive training in inducing surgical anaesthesia, without which it would have been impossible to successfully finish such a task. Please convey my sincere thanks to all veterinarians, vet –techs and support staff. I am very much obliged for you help and blessings.


Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:05 PM
Subject: Contact Information

Dear Dr Muller,

I am Dr Kishore. I have been to your prestigious hospital for Internship Programme. Presently I work in India. Nowadays I get a small number of avian pathologies in my place and the training I received under you is paying off. I give voluntary road lectures to many venues especially to Veterinarians, college students, school students to create awareness and companionship towards birds. I really appreciate other Veterinarians, Technicians, and Lab Technicians giving me such an intensive training in Falcons and teaching me the basics of Avian Medicine. I am so thankful to the agency for providing me such a good accommodation and so grateful to the supporting staff there. I pray god to make my dream come true to serve for your Prestigious Hospital.

Thanks and best regards
Dr Kishore Kumar K J


From: Ziegler, Jessie
Sent: Thu 20/12/2007 02:09 PM
To: Margit Muller
Subject: Late Externship Review from America

Dear Dr Margit,

First I must apologize for the tardiness of this e-mail. I really meant to get this to you much sooner, but it has been my hardest year in vet school yet and I have been completely swamped. Now that I can breath again, I am finally sending you my review of the externship. I hope all is going well for you over there in the UAE. Pearce and I miss everyone and the hospital a lot. We did give our presentation to the veterinary college here at Washington State University and it was a great success! We had so many people come to the presentation and they were all very interested about our experience and the falcon hospital. I am truly grateful for the experience that you, the techs, and support staff gave to us. Not only have I gained so much knowledge in the field of falcon medicine, but my views have change so much in regards to the culture and people in the Middle East. I cannot express enough how much of an impact the whole experience has had on the way I view medicine, the world, and myself. I would very much like to pursue a career in avian/zoo medicine, and the skills that I learned will benefit me greatly in my future career goals. Thank you to all of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospitals veterinarians, technicians, and staff for making my time at the hospital and in the UAE a wonderful, life changing experience.

Jessie Ziegler

From: Pearce Fujiura
Sent: Thu 20/12/2007 03:07 PM
To: Margit Muller
Subject: Internship review

Dr Margit,

Here is my review of my experience at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital this last summer: The training I received at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital was amazing, I was given unique opportunities to gain practical and theoretical knowledge. I loved the food and the accomadations, and the staff at the hospital was both friendly and helpful. In the hospital I learned invaluable veterinary techniques such as endoscopy and radiography. The equipment was world class, and the cases that came in on a daily basis were both interesting and exciting. At the hospital I was expected to learn about avian medicine both while working and during my free time, which pushed me to try harder. The certification process really tested my competance and I feel like my veterinary skills have improved greatly because of the internship program. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity, I will recommend it to anyone who is interested in avian medicine.

Pearce Fujiura

From: Keelin Macdonald
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:18:06 +0100
To: Margit Muller
Subject: Thank you!

Dear Dr Muller,

I'm writing just to say thank you for the great month I spent at your hospital. I never got to say thank you in person as you has to go to hospital and I hope you are now much recovered, You and your staff were fantastic over the internship; so friendly, helpful and above all patient - especially DrBibi. They were always willing to explain what was going on and to give us a second try if at first we didn't succeed. It has been an invaluable experience and one that I very much hope to be able to use in my future career.

Give my best to everyone,

Many thanks again,

Keelin Macdonald
(The Irish student!)

Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 8:54 AM
To: Margit G. Muller
Subject: Past Externship Student

Hello Dr Muller,

Hope you remember me. I was externship student in the Month of February 2011 from India. I am mailing here to tell you that now I have joined UCDavis for my Master in Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

More interestingly I have taken Comparative Avian Anatomy and Pathology as my elective, and the training I received during my externship is turning out to be very fruitful and helpful for me in this course. Soon I will also start working in California Raptor Center which comes under School of Veterinary Medicine UCDavis.

Hope everything is great over there.


Dr. PranavPandit
B.V.Sc. & A.H.
MPVM 2011 Student,
School of Veterinary Medicine