Greg received his B.A. in biology from Gettysburg College in 1981, an M.S. in biology with a concentration in marine biology from Northeastern University in 1985, and a V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He worked for a large wholesaler of ornamental fishes before joining the faculty at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, where he is Professor of Aquatic, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Sciences Department Head. He is a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and the European College of Zoological Medicine and in 2007 was named Exotic DVM of the Year by Exotic DVM Magazine. In 2012 he received the William Medway Award for Excellence in Teaching from the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine.
Greg is an author on over 175 popular and scientific articles about invertebrates, fishes, amphibians and reptiles and speaks locally, nationally and internationally on these subjects. He’s also authored or co-authored 28 book chapters related to veterinary medicine of the above-mentioned taxonomic groups and edited or co-edited five veterinary textbooks: Self Assessment Colour Review of Ornamental Fish (Manson Publishing and ISU Press, 1998), Self Assessment Colour Review of Ornamental Fish & Aquatic Invertebrates (CRC Press, 2017), Rapid Review of Exotic Animal Medicine and Husbandry (Manson Publishing, 2008), and the multiple award winning Invertebrate Medicine (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2006; 2012). Greg has made 18 trips to the Galápagos doing field work on a wide variety of species.
He and his wife Dr. Diane Deresienski, Clinical Associate Professor of General Practice, live in Raleigh.
AAZV, IAAAM, ARAV, AVMA, WAVMA, AAFV, Veterinary Invertebrate Society, Honeybee Consortium, Dipl ECZM (ZHM)
Dipl. ACZM & ECZM (Zoo Health Management)
Area(s) of Expertise
GLOBAL HEALTH, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, PHARMACOLOGY
Health assessment of wildlife with emphasis on North Carolina and Galápagos reptiles.
- Assessing Livestock Production Practices on Small-Scale Multi-Species Farms Located on Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands , ANIMALS (2023)
- NALTREXONE AS A PROMISING TREATMENT FOR CLINICAL SIGNS OF LATERAL LINE DEPIGMENTATION IN PALETTE SURGEONFISH (PARACANTHURUS HEPATUS) , JOURNAL OF ZOO AND WILDLIFE MEDICINE (2023)
- Retrospective analysis of histologic lesions in captive arachnids , VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (2023)
- ULTRASONOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF COELOMIC FLUID IN HEALTHY CORN SNAKES (PANTHEROPHIS GUTTATUS) , JOURNAL OF ZOO AND WILDLIFE MEDICINE (2023)
- Conservation of a flagship species: Health assessment of the pink land iguana, Conolophus marthae , PLOS ONE (2022)
- Development and Evaluation of a Serum Transfusion Process in the Thorny Devil Stick Insect (Eurycantha calcarata) , FRONTIERS IN VETERINARY SCIENCE (2022)
- EFFECTS OF TRICAINE METHANESULFONATE IN A MANAGED COLLECTION OF MOON JELLYFISH (AURELIA AURITA) , JOURNAL OF ZOO AND WILDLIFE MEDICINE (2022)
- EVALUATION OF PROGNOSTIC INDICATORS FOR INJURED TURTLES PRESENTING TO A WILDLIFE CLINIC , JOURNAL OF ZOO AND WILDLIFE MEDICINE (2022)
- Infection with a novel pentastome (Raillietiella sp.) in a juvenile endangered Gal acute accent apagos tortoise (Chelonoidis niger) , VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY- REGIONAL STUDIES AND REPORTS (2022)
- Intravenous regional antibiotic perfusion as an adjunctive therapy to treat osteomyelitis in a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) , VetRecord CaseReports (2022)
- Focus Area: Avian and Exotics
- CVM: Clinical Sciences
- Clinical Sciences: DOCS Exotic
- Clinical Sciences: DOCS Faculty
- Hospital: Exotic Animal Medicine
- CVM: Focus Area
- Research Area of Emphasis: Global Health
- CVM: Hospital
- Research Area of Emphasis: Infectious Diseases
- Research Area of Emphasis: Pharmacology
- CVM: Research Area of Emphasis
- Focus Area: Zoological Medicine