All Better

A Ridley Sea Turtle is examined by an Ophthalmology Resident.
Photo by Tom Thompson

September 24, 2019

Lindsay Seyer, an ophthalmology resident in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, examines a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle after a CVM team successfully removed a 2.3-inch fishhook lodged in its esophagus. The turtle was rescued as part of a partnership between MSU and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Kemp's Ridley is the most endangered sea turtle in the world, but IMMS and CVM have teamed up to rehabilitate and release over 1,000 of these creatures back into their natural habitat.