January 14, 2020
A Slow and Steady Race to Save Turtles
Cheryl Heitzman, Class of 2021, is the co-president of the Turtle Rescue Team, a student organization dedicated to saving North Carolina's native turtles, reptiles and amphibians.
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.
May 29, 2019
CVM Global Health Projects Awarded Funding
Research projects in South Africa, the Galápagos and Senegal are recipients of 2019 travel awards from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program. The awards fund projects from CVM faculty advancing research in global health, including wildlife conservation and infectious disease. For a project based in northern Pretoria, South Africa, Anthony Blikslager,
May 13, 2019
CVM Community Honors Its Own at 35th Annual Awards Banquet
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine marked the end of another academic year by gathering at the Talley Student Union on May 2 to recognize outstanding achievements from students, staff and faculty. After welcoming remarks by Dean Paul Lunn, longtime emcee Greg Lewbart, professor of aquatic animal medicine, set a “Game of Thrones” theme
August 16, 2017
A Novel Solution for an Injured Turtle
The term “beakistry” sounds like it could be one of the dark arts worthy of inclusion in a novel by Stephen King, the master of the horror genre, but it isn’t. It’s a term to describe a form of dentistry applied to animals with beaks, like birds and turtles. Turtles like Stephen King. Now, don’t
October 12, 2016
Dealing With Aquariums and Ponds During Power Outages
In December 2002, Gregory Lewbart was awakened by fiery transformers and tree branches breaking apart during the Raleigh ice storm, that experience reinforced the importance of a plan for pet fish when the electricity goes out...
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...
September 5, 2016
Turtle Rescue Team Publishes Comprehensive Look at Past Cases
The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Turtle Rescue Team has 29 been treating and releasing wild turtles since 1996 and has compiled a collection of almost 3,000 30 medical records...