Greg Lewbart


Invertebrate Cookies!

April 28, 2012

Tags: Kate Archibald's Homemade Cookies....

Invertebrate Cookie Tray
We just wrapped up the NCSU-CVM week-long Invertebrate Medicine course with it's 20 student enrollment. One of these students, Kate Archibald ('14), somehow managed to find the time and creativity to bake up a wonderful batch of invertebrate cookies! She did this after attending the annual CVM Awards Banquet on Thursday night where she was (more…)

Who Is Dr. Wade Lehmann?

April 15, 2012

Tags: Words or phrases to catagorize this post for the tags section

Wade Lehmann is an avid aquarist who began rearing fish as a hobby 30
years ago. His initial forays into maintaining simple glass tanks
with air stones eventually evolved into designing and maintaining
fully developed coral reef systems. Wade was instrumental in
developing the first significant website related to reef aquaria,, as well (more…)


April 15, 2012

Tags: Dan Dombrowski degree ommission; tarantula mis-identification.

1. Daniel Dombrowski should have had a DVM included with his author information. Dan is a 2006 graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

2. Figure 23.3 of a Mexican Redknee Tarantula is mislabeled as a Graysmoke Tarantula, which is not CITES listed.

3. Laura Foster should have had a DVM included with her author information. Laura is a 2007 graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

My apologies and I take responsibility for these and any other (more…)

Hot Topic Article: An outbreak of sea urchin disease associated with a recent hurricane: Support for the 'killer storm hypothesis' on a local scale.

April 10, 2012

Tags: Feehan, C., Scheibling, R.E., and Lauzon-Guay, J.S.

A group of Canadian scientists have published their work examining the effects of weather (specifically hurricanes and increased water temperatures) on mortality of green sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis). A link to the abstract can be found here:


The frequency of epizootics causing mass mortality of (more…)

Selected Works

Science Writing
The Second Edition of Invertebrate Medicine was released in December, 2011. It has been substantially expanded from the first edition to reflect the tremendous growth of the pertinent literature and work that is being accomplished in the fields of invertebrate animal medicine, disease investigation, conservation, husbandry, and animal welfare. In 2012 it is being recognized with a Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY award for excellence in the Life Sciences Category and first place in the Health Care Professionals (nonphysicians) category of the 2012 American Medical Writers Association Book Awards.
This book, edited by Karen L. Rosenthal, Neil A. Forbes, Frederic L. Frye, and Gregory A. Lewbart, utilizes approximately 400 clinical cases to describe and address many of the major medical and surgical conditions of exotic animal pets.
Invertebrate Medicine is the single most comprehensive resource available today on invertebrate animal medicine.
" will without doubt want to own this excellent collection of questions from fish veterinarians on both sides of the Atlantic...." --David Williams, The Veterinary Journal
Creative Non-Fiction
"This is a delightful book. The stories, each amazingly different, are told with warmth, humor and sensitivity. They are sometimes sad, always captivating. It is a book you can dip into on a journey or read before sleep at night. Buy it and give copies to your friends." Jane Goodall
....a darn good yarn.
--Ken Moore, Naples Daily News
...well-told and environmentally informative story about buried treasure and smuggling of exotic animals...
--Rod Cockshutt, The News & Observer