Research & Collections

Dan Dombrowski

Dan DombrowskiVeterinarian and Coordinator of Living Collections

B.S. (Biology) Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994
M.S. (Biology) Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997
D.V.M. NC State University, 2006

In 2006, Dombrowski earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from NC State University with a focus on zoo medicine and advanced courses in reptile, fish, invertebrate, avian and wildlife medicine. He also received the WAAZM Class of 2006 Proficiency in Zoological Medicine Award.   His interests include wildlife conservation, education and veterinary medicine.

Recent Publications

Chinnadurai, Sathya K., D. Cooper, D.S. Dombrowski, M.F. Poore, M.G. Levy. 2009. Experimental infection of native North Carolina Salamanders with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. J Wildl Dis 10(3): 631-636. 

Dombrowski, Daniel S., and Ryan DeVoe. 2007. Emergency Care of Invertebrates. Vet Clin Exot Anim 10 (2): 621-645.

Dombrowski, Daniel S. 2006. Laws, Rules, and Regulating Agencies for Invertebrates. In Lewbart, Ed. Invertebrate Medicine, Blackwell Publishing. Ames, Iowa. pp 277-295.

Beane, Jeff C., J.P. Cecil, D.S. Dombrowski, and D. W. Herman. 2001. New County Record for Plethodon wehrlei (Wehrle's Salamander). USA: NC: WILKES CO: 12.2 km NW Traphill. Herpetological Review. 32(3): 189.    

Smith, Forrest L., D.S. Dombrowski, and W.L. Dewey. 1999. Involvement of intracellular calcium in morphine tolerance in mice. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 62 (2): 381-388.


De Voe, R., D.S. Dombrowski, and G. Lewbart. 2006. Comparison is isoflurane and carbon dioxide anesthesia in rose-haired tarantulas (Grammostola rosea). Proc AAZV. Pgs. 240-241.

Lewbart G.A., Christian L.S., and D. Dombrowski. 2005. Development of a minimally invasive technique to stabilize buoyancy-challenged goldfish (Carassius auratus). Proceedings of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, 36: 129-130.