ZIMS for Medical Training 

This course will introduce the concepts and best practices for using the Medical module within ZIMS. It will cover both data entry and data retrieval. Attendees will learn how to navigate around the Medical module, input data into the 8 sections as well how to utilise the various reports and tools within the programme to aid data extraction and analysis.


  • Rachel Thompson, DECZM (ZHM) - Veterinarian (formerly Minnesota Zoo) and Species360 Medical ZIMS product owner, USA
  • Christa van Wessem, Veterinarian Paignton Zoo, United Kingdom

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of storing medical data
  2. Input medical data into each of the eight ZIMS for Medical modules
  3. Understand how the dictionaries work and be able to input your own entries
  4. Utilise the reports within ZIMS for Medical
  5. Add drugs to the pharmacy inventory
  6. Use the global tools using the shared data in the ZIMS application


  • Basic navigation, searches, the dictionary and calendar
  • Assigning medical roles
  • Links between ZIMS for Husbandry and ZIMS for Medical
  • Data entry and the dashboard
  • Local Reports and Tools
  • ZIMS Global Resources


You will be completing data entry exercises with the help of the instructors. You will then be given some exercises to complete on your own. You will be given limited time access to a ZIMS training environment to continue your practice.

Additional information

Attendees should bring their own laptops to get the most out of the hands-on experience provided in the course

More course information can be found here


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