November 21, 2019
Alumni Voice: What Zoological Medicine at the CVM Meant to Me
As chief veterinarian at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, S.C., Shane Boylan (DVM, ’05) treats some of the world’s most amazing marine animals, including sea turtles impacted by oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and loggerheads in need of rehabilitation at the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center. As a student at the NC
November 12, 2019
Wild Things: 30 Years of Zoological Medicine at the CVM
30 years ago, the CVM changed the way zoological medicine was practiced and taught. Today, it remains an unmatched force in the field.
July 15, 2019
New Study Checks Back in With Rehabbed, Released Sea Turtles
Craig Harms has helped tag massive leatherback turtles in open waters to track their health. He has identified new aquatic animal pathogens, studied the hearing of juvenile green turtles and helped refined anesthesia protocols for a slew of marine species. He has walked down North Carolina beaches numerous times to return rehabilitated sea turtles back
July 10, 2018
Small Tags, Big Help for Endangered Leatherback Turtles
Craig Harms was part of a large research team that recently tagged leatherback turtles off the North Carolina coast for the first time...
October 2, 2017
Stranded Whale? There’s an App for That
Craig Harms has seen his share of stranded whales and dolphins as an NC State aquatic wildlife veterinarian based on the North Carolina coast. Now, thanks to a collaboration with the College of Charleston, Harms is enabling first responders to provide aid to these animals via iPhone. “I get consulted about beached cetaceans – dolphins
September 13, 2016
Turtle Rescue Partnership Turns 20
It is also the eleventh year that fourth-year students from the CVM have the opportunity to experience a clinical rotation in sea turtle rehabilitation and rescue...
February 7, 2016
NC State Faculty Respond to Record Number of Cold Stunned Sea Turtles
An unseasonably warm December, followed by precipitous drops in temperature after the New Year, caught a record number of young green sea turtles inshore where they are vulnerable to Cold Stun Syndrome...
March 27, 2015
Research Study Enhances Pain Treatment for Ferrets
The NC State CVM research team conducted a study of meloxicam in nine male and nine female ferrets. Among the team’s discoveries, the correct meloxicam dose may be similar to that needed for cats and dogs, and...
June 17, 2010
NOAA Requests CVM Experts Participate in Oil Spill Response
Oil Spill Request: The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine received an emergency request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for marine animal experts to assist in the Gulf Coast oil spill response. Dr. Greg Lewbart, professor of aquatic animal medicine; Dr. Craig Harms, an associate professor of aquatic, wildlife, and zoologic