25. Sending Fish for Diagnostic Testing

March 9, 2021

Laboratories and aquaculture farms don't always do their own diagnostic testing. Often they mail samples to large reference laboratories like IDEXX. Tune in this week as we speak to Dr. Marcus Crim, Senior Research and Desig…

24. Wild Dolphin Health Assessments

March 2, 2021

Ever wondered how scientists assess the health of wild dolphins? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Randall Wells describes his role as director of the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDR…

23. Advice From an Aquatic Medicine Resident

Feb. 23, 2021

Thinking about an aquatic and zoological residency? Wish you could get advice from someone in a residency program? Tune in to this week's episode of Aquadocs featuring Dr. Tatiana Weisbrod, the current Aquatic Animal Medicin…

22. Zebrafish Genetics and Personalized Medicine

Feb. 16, 2021

On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Christine Archer, president-elect of the Zebrafish Husbandry Association, shares her experiences working with laboratory zebrafish. Studies on these fish are at the forefront of human (and…

21. Manatee Medicine

Feb. 9, 2021

Every good vet student knows about cows... But what about SEA COWS? Tune in this week as we talk to Dr. Mike Walsh, a Veterinarian at the University of Florida, about Manatee health assessments. Every year, he and his collea…

20. Fish Farming in Dairyland

Feb. 2, 2021

Did you know there are state aquaculture veterinarians? Well actually they're pretty rare... Tune in to this week's episode of Aquadocs as Dr. Myron Kebus, Wisconsin State Aquaculture veterinarian, describes his role working…

19. Dolphins in Hong Kong

Jan. 26, 2021

On this week’s episode of Aquadocs, we speak with fellow podcaster Dr. Chris Parsons about his dolphin research in Hong Kong and the aquatic stories he's been telling since. Dugongs and Seadragons: https://dugongsandseadrago…

18. Sea Turtle Cancer

Jan. 19, 2021

What does it look like when a sea turtle gets cancer? How does a virus cause cancer? Tune in as Dr. Annie Page-Karjian from Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute answers these questions and more on this week's episode of Aqu…

17. Brain Scans for Sea Lions

Jan. 12, 2021

To kick off our 2021 season, Dr. Vanessa Fravel Hoard discusses her research and clinical experience with sea lions. Tune in as she describes domoic acid poisoning and why this terrible disease has led her and her colleagues…

16. Orca Medicine, Conservation, and Policy

Dec. 22, 2020

This week on Aquadocs is Dr. Joe Gaydos from the SeaDoc Society. Listen as Dr. Gaydos discusses the Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea, an area of Pacific Northwest Coastline, and his role in increasing knowle…

15. Water Wings for Seadragons

Dec. 15, 2020

When the Leafy Seadragons at the Florida Aquarium were born with a congenital disorder that prevented them from floating, our guest, Dr. Ari Fustukjian, built custom buoyancy control devices to help them swim again.

14. Fish Diagnostic Laboratory

Dec. 8, 2020

Can you vaccinate a fish? Check out this week's episode of Aquadocs, where Dr. Roy Yanong, professor and aquaculture extension veterinarian based at the University of Florida IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Lab, describes his expe…

13. Baby Beluga

Dec. 1, 2020

How do you prepare for a baby beluga? Tune in this week as Dr. Chelsea Anderson, Georgia Aquarium Associate Veterinarian, describes her experience working with beluga whale Whisper and calf Shila born in May 2020.

12. Stethoscopes for Dolphins

Nov. 17, 2020

What does a dolphin's heart sound like? And how can you use a stethoscope in the water to hear it? Listen as Dr. Barb Linnehan, Deputy Director of Medicine at the National Marine Mammal Foundation, discusses her recent resea…

11. Getting into a Residency Program

Nov. 10, 2020

Looking for advice on zoo and aquatic residency programs? Tune in this week as Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd, an extension veterinarian at the University of Florida, offers words of wisdom about the UF residency program and shares …

10. Algal Blooms

Nov. 3, 2020

How does such a tiny thing like phytoplankton cause such a huge impact on the health of the ocean, aquatic animals, and even humans? Devin Burris from Mote Aquarium and Savannah Mapes from the Virginia Institute of Marine Sc…

9. Training Sea Lions

Oct. 27, 2020

On this episode of Aquadocs, we speak with Emmalee Speer, a dolphin, sea lion, and penguin trainer in Hawaii about how she trains animals to receive medical care. Episode Links: Species Spotlight

8. The Seafood Vet

Oct. 20, 2020

On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Stephen Frattini, founder of seafood veterinary practice CFAARM, shares his integrated approach to seafood health that incorporates animals, humans, and the environment. Episode Links…

7. Ethics and Sea Stars

Oct. 13, 2020

Do sea stars feel pain? And how should we work with invertebrate species? Dr. Sarah Wahltinez, a veterinarian and PhD candidate at the University of Florida, describes her research with sea stars and discusses the importance…

6. Dream Team: Vet Techs and Aquatic Vets

Oct. 6, 2020

On this week's episode of Aquadocs, we speak with long-time friend of the podcast, Joy Middleton, about what it's like being a veterinary technician for a wide variety of aquatic (and even terrestrial) animals. Species Spotl…

5. Story Telling 101

Sept. 29, 2020

This week we speak with Sara ElShafie, creator of Science Through Story, a program that helps scientists translate the work they do into narratives that are both meaningful and memorable for wider audiences. Episode Links: h…

4. Founding AQUAVET

Sept. 22, 2020

This week we speak with Dr. Don Abt, founder of AQUAVET, one of the nation's premier programs for training students in Aquatic medicine. He tells us how the program came about, how it has shaped the industry, and how it was …

3. The Astronaut Vet

Sept. 15, 2020

Dr. Rick Linnehan, the first veterinarian in space, discusses what it is like to be a NASA astronaut, and describes his journey from being a veterinarian for the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program to being amongst the stars (liter…

2. Sea Turtle University

Sept. 8, 2020

What are the most common injuries sea turtles suffer from? And how does a sea turtle veterinarian go about treating those injuries? Dr. Max Polyak, DVM, answers these questions and more as he discusses his successes at the L…