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Researchers - Carrie Goertz
 

Staff Veterinarian

Email:
research@alaskasealife.org

Why did I want to become a veterinarian?
Actually, I was an engineer first--an electrical engineer. Many folks are surprised by the change, but in my mind, the two fields are actually similar. What interested me in both was figuring out how systems worked when they worked, why they didn’t when they didn’t, and how to fix things that go wrong.

How did I get involved with aquatic animals?
When I entered veterinary school, I was interested in working with non-domestic species. I was most interested in aquatic animals because of the added challenges they face in the water. But it was really more serendipity that led me to where I am now through opportunities that presented themselves first in school and afterward that focused on aquatic animal medicine. I feel fortunate in that I get to work with all the animals at the Center.


Dr. Goertz did a two year aquatic animal internship at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut following graduation from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. At the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, she helped start a new stranding center for marine mammals, and at the University of Southern Maine, she developed marine mammal cell cultures and investigated the effects of heavy metals on those cells. Currently the Staff Veterinarian at the Alaska SeaLife Center, Carrie works with the preventative medicine program, research projects, and clinical care for birds, fish, and marine mammals including both captive and stranded animals.


 

Goertz CEC, Dunn JL, Manning MC, Randolph TW, Katayama D, Biggs D, Cole R, Brockman A, Cardinnes J, and St Aubin DJ. Vertebral osteomyelitis in a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): a novel treatment using sustained release, antibiotic impregnated, biodegradable microspheres. In: Proceedings, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine 2000; 380-381.

Goertz CEC, St Aubin DJ, and Dunn JL. Physiological Effects of Short-term, Low-voltage, Alternating Current Electrical Exposure in Summer Flounder, Paralichthys dentatus. In: Proceedings, International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine 2001.

Goertz, CEC. Protozoal Diseases of Elasmobranchs. Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual Symposium. 2001.

Bowenkamp KE, Frasca S Jr, Draghi A, Tsongalis GJ, Koerting C, Hinckley L, De Guise S, Montali RJ, Goertz CE, St Aubin DJ, and Dunn JL. Mycobacterium marinum dermatitis and panniculitis with chronic pleuritis in a captive white whale (Delphinapterus leucas) with aortic rupture. J Vet Diagn Invest 2001 Nov;13(6):524-30.

Goertz CEC, Frasca S, Bohach GA, Cowan DF, Buck JD, French RA, DeGuise S, Maratea J, Hinckley L, Ewalt D, Karst SM, Deobald CF, St Aubin DJ, and Dunn JL. Intercurrent Staphylococcal enteritis and Brucella vertebral osteomyelitis in a rehabilitated bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncates). In: Proceedings, International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine 2002.

Goertz CEC, Wise SS, Dunn JL, and Wise JP. Cell Culture, Toxicology, and Stranded Marine Mammals. In: Proceedings of the Northeast Region Stranding Network Annual Meeting and Conference, New England Aquarium, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 11-13 Apr 2003. Pg 5.

Goertz CEC, Wise SS, Dunn JL, Gulland FMD, Jayasundara N, Bozza M, Atkinson S, and Wise JP. Metal Toxicity in Cultured Steller Sea Lion Fibroblasts. In: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. 14-19 Dec 2003. Greensboro, NC. Pg 61.

Wise SS, Goertz CEC, Thompson M, Smith B, O’Hara T, St Aubin DJ, Dunn JL, and Wise JP. The effects of environmental contaminants on Balaenidae Whales (Balaena mysticetus and Eubalaena glacialis): Metal Toxicity in Bowhead Whales. In: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. 14-19 Dec 2003. Greensboro, NC. Pg 179.

Goertz CEC, Wise SS, Dunn JL, Gulland FMD, Morin A, Jayasundara N, Bozza M, Atkinson S, and Wise JP. Sodium Chromate and Cadmium Chloride Toxicity in Steller Sea Lion Cells. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting Society of Toxicology 21-25 Mar 2004. Baltimore, MD. Pg 100.

 

Morin A, Goertz CEC, Wise SS, Dunn JL, Gulland FMD, Jayasundara N, Bozza M, Atkinson S, and Wise JP. Metal Toxicity of Sodium Chromate in Steller Sea Lion Bronchus and Dermis Compared to Humans. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting Society of Toxicology 21-25 Mar 2004. Baltimore, MD. Pg 100.

 

Goertz CEC, Wise SS, Bozza M, Atkinson S, Gulland FMD, Dunn JL, and Wise JP. In vitro metal toxicity in Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) fibroblasts with an emphasis on hexavalent chromium. In: Proceedings, International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine 2004.

Goertz CEC, Wise SS, Dunn JL, Gulland FMD, Morin A, Jayasundara N, Bozza M, Atkinson S, and Wise JP. Sodium Chromate Toxicity and Uptake in Steller Sea Lion Cells. In Proceedings of the 22nd Wakefield Fisheries Symposium on Sea Lions of the World, Conservation and Research in the 21st Century. Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2004. Anchorage, AK.





 

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