EMC faculty help study leatherback sea turtle movement in the mid Atlantic.   To read more click here.


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Dr. Lori Westmoreland, most recent senior resident in zoological medicine, Aquatic focus, was awarded the ACZM Manuscript Award for her manuscript “Altered acrylic acid concentrations in hard and soft corals exposed to deteriorating water conditions” coauthored with Drs. Jennifer Niemuth, Hanna Gracz and  Michael Stoskopf. Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Research Professor in Zoological Health at the NCSU CVM was the 4th recipient of the ACZM Murray Fowler Award and the first recipient from NCSU.  She also received the prestigeous AAZV Emil Dolensek Award, at the annual combined meetings in Dallas, Texas in late September.  Learn more here.

Curious about what students think about their experiences at the Wild Carnivore Facility?  Here is your chance to find out.  A short new video about just that has been created by Duke Videographer Jim Rogalski let’s you hear directly from the students themselves.  See the video here.


Recent Publications



Methods of body temperature assessment in C. subcristatus, C. pallidus, & A. cristatus X C. subcristatus hybrid Detection and prevalence of Babesia spp. in American black bears Husbandry and management of sea turtles in human care. In: Mader’s Reptile Medicine and Surgery, 3rd ed. Laws and Regulation: Americas. In: Mader’s Reptile Medicine and Surgery, 3rd ed. Sedation, anesthesia and euthanasia. In: Fish Diseases and Medicine
Tissue enzyme activities in free-living eastern box turtles Effective mydriasis in juvenile loggerhead turtles Increased BUN & glucose in a group of San Cristóbal Galapagos tortoises Hematological parameters in largemouth bass with formalin-preservation Are geckos paratenic hosts for Carribbean island Acanthocephalans
Enrofloxacin PK & sampling techniques in California sea hare 2-PE & MS-222 immersion anesthesia of American horseshoe crabs Using respiratory sinus arrhythmia to estimate inspired tidal volume in bottlenose dolsphin Baseline plasma thromboelastography in sea turtles and its use to diagnose coagulopathies in cold-stunned sea turtles NMR metabolomic analysis of tissues from hatchling loggerheads experimentally exposed to crude oil and/or Corexit
Examining the severity of roof-hooking injuries in dolphinfish Cataract surgery in the loggerhead: surgical technique and outcome in 10 cases


Hemolymph chemistry reference ranges of the Chilean rose tarantula Pharmacokinetics of ketorolac in wild eastern box turtles Health status assessment of traumatic injury freshwater turtles Haematology and biochemistry of the San Cristobal Lava Lizard Health status of great frigatebirds
NC Stranding of White-Beaked Dolphin Biochemistry & hematology of San Cristóbal Galápagos Tortoise Sex Ratios of Sea Turtle Populations Radiographic Imaging of Marine Megafauna Habitat Use Pattern of C. magna in Pygmy Sperm Whale
Veterinary Students’ Motivations for Exercise Marine Mammal Pharmacology Loggerhead Sea Turtle Anticoagulants Alfaxalone Microbial Integrity Sea Turtle Propylene Glycol
Box Turtle Mycoplasma Animal Welfare Act and Wildlife Publishing CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine 3ed: Euthanasia Nontraditional laboratory species (cephalopods, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds)

Alumni 2018

Agouti Hypervitaminosis D Evaluting Allostatic Load Meningeal Worm in Elk Mortality in Coquerel’s Sifakas Meloxicam in Flying Foxes
Mycoplasma in Lesser Goldfinch & Western Scrub Jay Corticosterone, Hematology, & Biochemistry of Loggerhead Sea Turtles Mortality of Green Frog Tadpoles Nasoconchal Paranasal Sinus in White Rhino Hematology & Serum Chemistry of Stellar Sea Lions
Mycotic Rhinosinusitis in Bennett’s Wallaby Rabies on Jekyl Island Brevetoxin in Texas


late 2017

Fecal Glucocorticoids, Injury & Mortality in North Atlantic Right Whales Ketoprofen in Loggerhead Sea Turtles Ceftazidime in Wild Turtles Binturong Mycoplasma Box Turtle Mortality
Streptococcus in Dolphin Emergency Dolphin Surgery Metabolomic Extraction w Drabkin’s Reagent Metabolomics oil exposure Loggerhead Hatchling blood

Alumni late 2017

Whitenose of Bats Dispersal Moxidectin in Giraffe Tree Frog intraocular pressure Elephant Tusk Repair