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CVM assists in novel sea otter surgery

January 19th, 2011

Dr. Dan Lewer, left, and student Steen Smith prepare Aialik for surgery.

On Saturday, the College of Veterinary Medicine was well represented at the Animal Medical Care of Newport for a novel surgery on Aialik, a 12-year-old sea otter from the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Dr. Steve Brown, owner of the clinic, and VTH surgeon Dr. Bernard Séguin performed the surgery. Dr. Dan Lewer, class of 2008, and two class of 2014 students, Steen Smith and Robyn Thompson, assisted. VTH Hospital Director Dr. Helen Diggs was there as an observer.

Drs. Steve Brown, left, and Bernard Séguin perform the surgery. Photos courtesy Dr. Brown.

Lori Tobias wrote about this challenging surgery in The Oregonian. Click here for the full story and more photos.

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