Grey Seal Receives Lifesaving Surgery in NJ

You grow by giving and helping others. It can change you in ways you never expected.  I know first hand that at NorthStar VETS, the team works together to help the pet owner community, and help their companions when they need us.

Along this journey we occasionally get special opportunities to pay it forward.  This past weekend, opportunity knocked on our surgeon, Dr. Laura Culbert’s door.  The non-profit organization, Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ sought her expertise and skill to repair a fractured bone in a seal.  Now, as most of you know NorthStar VETS, specializes in small animal medicine, but we love all animals and given the opportunity will attempt to help all living creatures  if it is within our power.

This particular grey seal beached herself up in North Jersey before being rescued by the center.  It is thought that her flipper had been bitten by a shark.  After, being approached about the possibility of performing the surgery the seal needed to restore her health , Dr. Culbert kindly donated her time to try and repair the damage by removing the infected bone.  NBC Philadelphia came to join us for this heartwarming story.

Click here to see how the story turned out! Grey Seal Receives Life Saving Surgery

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