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By Michelle Greenfield
Aquadocs is a podcast hosted by Michelle Greenfield where experts come together to share their experiences, knowledge, and stories about aquatic medicine.
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8. The Seafood Vet
On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Stephen Frattini,  founder of seafood veterinary practice CFAARM, shares his integrated approach to seafood health that incorporates animals, humans, and the environment.  Episode Links: CFAARM Website, American Association of Fish Vets Conference, Species Spotlight: Atlantic Petrel
October 20, 2020
7. Ethics and Sea Stars
Do sea stars feel pain? And how should we work with invertebrate species? Dr. Sarah Wahltinez, a veterinarian and PhD candidate at the University of Florida, describes her research with sea stars and discusses the importance of invertebrate welfare.  Episode Links: AVMA welfare contest,  IUCN Cetacean Report, News about IUCN Cetacean Report
October 13, 2020
6. The Joys of Being a Vet Tech
On this week's episode of Aquadocs, we speak with long-time friend of the podcast, Joy Middleton, about what it's like being a veterinary technician for a wide variety of aquatic (and even terrestrial) animals. Species Spotlight:
October 6, 2020
5. Story Telling 101
This week we speak with Sara ElShafie, creator of Science Through Story, a program that helps scientists translate the work they do into narratives that are both meaningful and memorable for wider audiences. Episode Links: Species Spotlight:
September 29, 2020
4. Founding AQUAVET
This week we speak with Dr. Don Abt, founder of AQUAVET, one of the nation's premier programs for training students in Aquatic medicine. He tells us how the program came about, how it has shaped the industry, and how it was all inspired by chickens. Species Spotlight: Episode Links:
September 22, 2020
3. The Astronaut Vet
Dr. Rick Linnehan, the first veterinarian in space, discusses what it is like to be a NASA astronaut, and describes his journey from being a veterinarian for the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program to being amongst the stars (literally). Species Spotlight: Episode Websites:,,
September 15, 2020
2. Sea Turtle University
What are the most common injuries sea turtles suffer from? And how does a sea turtle veterinarian go about treating those injuries? Dr. Max Polyak, DVM, answers these questions and more as he discusses his successes at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, his Sea Turtle University. Found a sick or injured sea turtle in Florida? Call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) and (if near Juno Beach) Loggerhead Marinelife Center 24 Emergency Response at 561-603-0211 Species Spotlight: Episode Links:,,,,
September 8, 2020
1. Fish Vets: Helping Fish Get Betta
Should I call a vet for my fish? Aquatic Veterinary Services Founder and Veterinarian, Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, CERTAQV, gives an emphatic yes!  She also shares her perspectives on what it is like being a fish veterinarian and lets us in on some tricks of her trade. Species Spotlight: Mardi Gras Wrasse  Episode Links:,,,
September 1, 2020
Introducing Aquadocs
Aquadocs is the new aquatic medicine podcast hosted by Michelle Greenfield. Tune in for new and exciting conversations about all things medical under the sea.
August 17, 2020