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Dr. Craig Harms

Craig A. Harms, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences

Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
303 College Circle
Morehead City, NC 28557

P: 252.222.6339
F: 252.222.6311
E: craig_harms@ncsu.edu

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Specialty

Zoological medicine, aquatics emphasis.

Professional Experience & Qualifications

Private small animal practice in Alaska
Internship in Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Medicine, Kansas State University
Residency in Zoological Medicine, North Carolina State University

Research Area

I direct the Marine Health Program at CMAST, and conduct clinically applied research on health and diseases of aquatic and nondomestic species in the course of delivering veterinary services and support at the NC Aquariums, the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, marine mammal and sea turtle stranding networks, area research aquaculture facilities, and our Morehead City/Beaufort area marine laboratories.

Recent work has included identification of novel and emerging aquatic animal pathogens, meeting unique anesthetic challenges for in-water sensory biology research, assessing and mitigating physiologic impact of capture techniques for wildlife research, welfare concerns for stranded large whales, and pharmacokinetics in nondomestic species.

Students

  • Emma Houck, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2021
  • Gregory Scott, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2020
  • Meghan Louis, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2020
  • Kate Archibald, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2019
  • Lori Westmoreland, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2018
  • Sarah Cannizzo, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2017
  • Brianne Phillips, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2016
  • Jenessa Gjeltema, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2015
  • Emily Christiansen, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2014
  • Jb Minter, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2013
  • Elsburgh Clarke, III, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2012
  • Betsy Stringer, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2011
  • Eric Anderson, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2011
  • Sathya Chinnadurai, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2009
  • Anesthesiology Resident, 2011
  • Karen Wolf, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2008
  • Allison Tuttle, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2007
  • Robert MacLean, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2006
  • Terra Kelly, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2005
  • Pamela Govett, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2004
  • Beth Chittick Nolan, Zoological Medicine Resident, 2001
  • Alex Bogdanoff, PhD 2019
  • Jennifer Niemuth, PhD 2019
  • Tiffany Keenan-Bateman, MSc 2015, UNC-W
  • Christina Shenton, MSc 2011
  • James Morris, PhD 2009
  • Andrea Johnson, PhD 2004
  • Kyoungju Choi, PhD 2004