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Craig Harms

Shane Boylan examines a turtle at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Nov 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 State… 

blue gloves cleaning big tiger teeth

Nov 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. 

Leatherback sea turtle

Jul 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… 

scientists measure fat layer thickness of turtles

Jul 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... 

illustration of whale on a scale

Oct 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 and… 

team rescues turtles

Sep 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... 

green sea turtles cold stunned on the beach in cape lookout

Feb 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... 

Student holding ferret

Mar 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... 

Jun 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…