Slow, steady growth for N.C. State U turtle rescue program

2021-10-22

In 1993, when veterinarian Gregory Lewbart began treating injured wild turtles at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, he had to stack them in boxes in his lab. Three years later, a colleague donated $2,500 to support the informal program, laying the foundation for the university's Turtle Rescue Team, supported by volunteers and students like co-president Christian Capobianco, and managed by Dr. Lewbart and research specialist Kent Passingham.

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