Sean Perry, DVM

Sean Perry w lizard Sean Perry currently serves as an associate veterinarian at the Mississippi Aquarium. Dr. Perry contributed to the LafeberVet reptile venipuncture series while a Graduate Assistant and PhD candidate at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. His dissertation topic “Can Assisted Reproductive Technologies Help Conserve 300 Million Years of Evolution? A First Attempt at Developing These Technologies for Male Reptiles”, focuses on the development of artificial reproductive technologies in captive reptiles as a translational model for endangered species. Sean completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Cruz, earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavior. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in 2013. He has authored peer reviewed journal articles and popular press articles for Reptiles Magazine; additionally, he has authored and co-authored book chapters in Veterinary Clinics of North America, Current Therapy in Exotic Pet Practice and Mader’s Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Perry has completed internships in both emergency and critical care and small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He also has several years’ experience in private practice in both emergency medicine and zoological species. His professional interests include theriogenology in zoological species, specifically reptiles and amphibians, minimally invasive imaging and surgery, emergency and critical care in exotic species, and aquatic animal medicine.

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