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Richard Fish, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

Associate Professor, Laboratory Animal Medicine

Office: 919.513.6480

Dr. Fish earned DVM and PhD degrees from the University of Tennessee in 1981, and completed a research postdoctoral fellowship in physiology (Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans) before becoming Campus Veterinarian at Tulane University. He became board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) in 1989 while Assistant Director with the University of Missouri Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Fish came to North Carolina State University in 1998 as University Attending Veterinarian and Director of Laboratory Animal Resources, and is now Associate Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to his service role in clinical laboratory animal medicine, Dr. Fish teaches laboratory animal medicine in the veterinary school curriculum, lectures in several undergraduate and graduate courses on the use of animals in research, and coordinates courses in veterinary careers and the responsible conduct of research.
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
American Veterinary Medical Association
Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
Laboratory animal pain, analgesia and anesthesia.
  • (2017) Wearing of a jacketed telemetry system affects behavior in the dog during an open field test.Fish RF, Foster ML, Gruen ME, Sherman BL, Dorman DC. | J Am Assoc Lab Anim, 2017, in press.
  • (2015) Relationship between anticipatory socialization experiences and first-year veterinary students' career interests.Kedrowicz AA, Fish RE, Hammond S. | J Vet Med Educ 2015 Spring;42(1):18-27.
  • Clinical biochemistry and hematology.McLaughlin, RM and RE Fish. 1994. | IN PJ Manning, DH Ringler, and CE Newcomer (eds): The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit, 2nd ed, pp. 111-127. Academic Press, Orlando.
  • Effects of excessive iodine administered in the dry period on thyroid function and health of dairy cows and their calves in the periparturient period.Fish, RE and EW Swanson. 1983. | J Anim Sci 56:162-172.
  • (2015) Olfactory discrimination and generalization of ammonium nitrate and structurally related odorants in Labrador retrievers.Lazarowski L, Foster ML, Gruen ME, Sherman BL, Case BC, Fish RE, Milgram NW, Dorman DC. | Anim Cogn 2015.18(6):1255-65.
  • (2015) The use of an open-field model to assess sound-induced fear and anxiety-associated behaviors in Labrador retrievers.Gruen ME, Case BC, Foster ML, Lazarowski L, Fish RE, Landsberg G, DePuy V, Dorman DC, and Sherman BL. | J Vet Behav 2015. 10:338-345.
  • (2015) Relationship between anticipatory socialization experiences and first year veterinary students' career interests.Kedrowicz, A, Fish, R, and Hammond, S. | JVME 2015. 42:18-27.
  • (2015) A test for the evaluation of emotional reactivity in Labrador retrievers used for explosives detection.Sherman, BL, Gruen, ME, Case, BC, Foster, ML, Fish, RE, Lazarowski, L, DePuy, V, and Dorman, DC. | J Vet Behav 2015. 10:94-102.
  • (2014) Career attitudes of first year veterinary students before and after a required course in veterinary careers.Fish, RE and Griffith, EH. | J Vet Med Educ 2014. 41(3):243-252.
  • (2014) Acquisition of a visual discrimination and reversal learning task by Labrador retrievers.Lazarowski L, Foster ML, Gruen ME, Sherman BL, Case BC, Fish RE, Milgram NW, Dorman DC. | Anim Cogn 2014. 17(3):787-92.
  • (2010) Pediculosis in two research ponies (Equus caballus).Sorrell, MS, RE Fish, KH Taylor. | JAALAS 2010. 49(4):487-490.
  • (2009) Clostridial typhlitis associated with topical antibiotic therapy in a Syrian hamster.Alworth, L, J Simmons, C Franklin and R Fish. | Laboratory Animals 2009. 43: 304–309.
  • (2008) Pharmacology of injectable anesthetics.Meyer, RE and RE Fish. | IN RE Fish, M Brown, P Danneman, and A. Karas (eds): Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals, 2nd ed. Elsevier.
  • (2008) Secondary acute anterior uveitis with hyphema in a purpose-bred kitten.Sorrell, MS, KH Taylor, RE Fish. | JAALAS 2008. 47(4):1-4.
  • (2005) A review of tribromoethanol anesthesia for production of genetically engineered mice and rats.Meyer, RE and RE Fish. | Lab Animal 34(10): 47-52.
  • (2002) Otitis interna as a result of Pasteurella multocida infection in a laboratory woodchuck (Marmota monax).McCrory, WP and RE Fish. | Contemp Topics Lab Anim Sci 2002. 41:43-45.
  • (1998) Short term care of white-tailed deer fawns (Odocoileus virginianus) in a conventional laboratory animal facility.Kendall, LV, MJ Kennett, RE Fish. | Contemp Topics Lab Anim Sci 1998. 37:96-100.
  • (1997) Pharmacology of injectable anesthetics.Fish, RE. | IN GJ Benson, SK Wixson, WJ White, and DF Kohn (eds): Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals, pp. 1-28. Academic Press, New York.
  • (1994) Planning and support for experimental cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation studies.Fish, RE, MC Hogan, JA Wright, and JA Walls. | IN AC Smith and MM Swindle (eds): Research Animal Anesthesia, Analgesia and Surgery, pp. 147-157. Scientists Center for Animal Welfare, Greenbelt, MD.
  • (1994) Pseudomonas sp. bacteremia associated with chronic vascular catheterization in rabbits.Penner, J, M St. Claire, C Beckwith, D Besselsen, J Wright, R Fish, S Friskey. | Lab Anim Sci 1994. 44:642-644.
  • (1992) Reproductive disorders in the rabbit and guinea pig.Fish, RE and C Besch-Williford. | IN RW Kirk and JD Bonagura (eds): Current Veterinary Therapy XI, pp. 1175-1179. WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
  • (1992) Evaluation of the subcutaneous chamber as an alternative to conventional methods of antibody production in the chicken.Ermeling, BL, EK Steffen, RE Fish, and RR Hook. | Lab Anim Sci 42:402-407.
  • (1992) Growth and functional assessment of pulmonary valves in pigs after replacement of sinuses of Valsalva.Walls, JT, WC McDaniel, ER Pope, JA Smith, RE Fish, GC Flaker, JJ Curtis, JR Turk, CC Wagner-Mann. | ASAIO J 1992.38:M516-M518.
  • (1991) Sudden deaths of rats housed on an absorbent polymer bedding.Bradfield, JF, RE Fish, JR Marston, and CL Franklin. | AALAS Bull (Contemp Topics) 1991.30:7-8.
  • (1988) Tumorigenic potential of a myc-containing variant of feline leukemia virus in vivo in domestic cats.Levy, LS, RE Fish, and GB Baskin. | J Virol 1988.62:4770-4773.
  • (1986) Regional blood flow during continuous, low-dose endotoxin infusion.Fish, RE, CH Lang, and JA Spitzer. | Circ Shock 18:267-275.
  • (1986) Lipolytic patterns in isolated adipocytes of continuously endotoxemic rats.Spitzer, JA and RE Fish. | Circ Shock 1986. 18:21-29.
  • (1985) Regional hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in dogs with asymptomatic dirofilariasis.Chapleau, MW, RE Fish, and MG Levitzky. | Am J Vet Res 1985.46:1341-1345.
  • (1985) Time course of changes in gluconeogenesis from various precursors in chronically endotoxemic rats. JA Spitzer, KM Nelson, and RE Fish | Metabolism 1985.34:842-849.
  • (1985) Myocardial dysfunction in a nonlethal, nonshock model of chronic endotoxemia.Fish, RE, AH Burns, CH Lang, and JA Spitzer. | Circ Shock 1985.16:241-252.
  • (1984) Continuous infusion of endotoxin from an osmotic pump in the conscious, unrestrained rat: A unique model of chronic endotoxemia.Fish, RE and JA Spitzer. | Circ Shock 12:135-149.