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Gribbles Australia and Gribbles New Zealand: Zoo veterinarians upload test results to ZIMS

A veterinarian for the future! (Photo: Adobe Stock)

I am happy to announce that zoo, aquarium, and wildlife veterinary teams can now upload hematology and chemistry diagnostic results from Gribbles Australia and Gribbles New Zealand directly to ZIMS for Medical. By saving lab results directly to the animal’s medical records, the Test Result Upload feature reduces manual data entry and improves the consistency and quality of animal health records.

ZIMS Test Result Upload was developed through the contributions – in both funding and expertise – of members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Zoo and Aquarium Association – Australasia (ZAA), and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

For more information on ZIMS Test Result Upload, access the Species360 Member Support and Training help document here

To all that have supported the development, testing, and release of this feature, we are very grateful for your contribution to this work, and are delighted to make this available to our member community.

3 Steps to Upload Test Results to ZIMS for Medical

  1. Cut and paste the entire contents of the email sent to you by Gribbles Australia OR save and import the TXT file sent to you from Gribbles New Zealand into the Test Result Upload screen.  Click Import Results.
  2. Link results to a patient sample
  3. Upload results

As you use this new feature, please share your experiences by emailing Support@Species360.org. 

Your feedback is invaluable to us! Based on your experience, we will continue to improve the feature.

Thank you again for your ongoing support.  We appreciate all that you do for the animals in your care and for our zoo and aquarium community.  We hope this feature will make your data entry more efficient and provide more time to focus on the incredible work you do every day.

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