Greg Lewbart



February 23, 2012

"Anne Klein," a black widow spider that took up residence in my wife's boot!
Welcome to my INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE textbook blog! Here's a chance for you to learn about the book, ask any questions you have about the content, contributors, or anything else related to invertebrate medicine and zoology. I will also make every effort to update the site on a regular (at least weekly) basis with corrections, updates, and an article of the week!

I'm excited about the book and hope you find it to be interesting, helpful, and a valuable resource. While there are no plans for a third edition at this time, I welcome your comments, suggestions, and input for future editions should they come to fruition.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,


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