Dr. Dan Dombrowski

Chief Veterinarian

121 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


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

Professional Interests

In 2006, Dr. 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.

Currently he is an adjunct professor at the North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine with clinical privileges and regular veterinary student laboratory and lecture teaching assignments.


  • Dombrowski, D. S. & L. S. Christian. submitted. Case Reports. Ornamental Fish: Self-Assessment Color Review 2nd Ed. Lewbart G. A. (editor), CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL.
  • Dombrowski, D. S., C. Vanderklok, and A. VanWettere. In Press. Curative Surgical excision of a squamous cell carcinoma associated with the digit of an American Bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus. J Herp Med Surg.
  • Webb K. L., Dombrowski, D. S., & Grindem C.B., In Press. What is your diagnosis? A soft tissue mass in a black rat snake. Vet Clin Path.
  • Archibald, K. E. , L. J. Minter, D. S. Dombrowski, J. L. O’Brien, & G. A. Lewbart, 2015. Cystic Urolithiasis in captive waxy monkey frogs (Phyllomedusa sauvagii). J Zoo and Wildl Med. 46(1):105-12.
  • Minter, L. J., D. S. Dombrowski, M. K. Stoskopf, C. A. Purnell, M. R. Loomis, R. S. DeVoe. 2013. Hematology and Plasma Biochemical Values for Free Ranging Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus) in Central North Carolina. Herpetol Conserv Biol. USA. 8(2):321-334.
  • Waffa, B. J., A. C. Montgarard, M. S. Grafinger, L. S. Christian, D. S. Dombrowski, and G. A. Lewbart. 2012. Dorsal Laminectomy In a Two-toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma means). J Zoo and Wildl Med. 43(4):927-30.
  • Raske, M., G. A. Lewbart, D. S. Dombrowski, P. Hale, M Correa, and L. S. Christian. 2012. Body Temperature of Selected Amphibians and Reptile Species. J Zoo and Wildl Med 43(3): 517-521.
  • Dombrowski, Daniel S., R. S. DeVoe, and G. A. Lewbart. 2012. Comparison of Isoflurane and Carbon Dioxide Anesthesia in Chilean Rose Tarantulas (Grammostola rosea). Zoo Biol. 00:1-6.
  • Cooper J. E. and D. S. Dombrowski, 2012. Butterfly Houses. In: Invertebrate Medicine, 2nd Ed. Lewbart G. A. (editor), Blackwell Publishing. Ames, Iowa. pp 323-334.
  • Dombrowski, Daniel S. and M. E. Cooper. 2012. Laws, Rules, and Regulating Agencies for Invertebrates. In: Invertebrate Medicine, 2nd Ed. Lewbart G. A. (editor), Blackwell Publishing. Ames, Iowa. pp 401-430.
  • Chinnadurai, S. 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. 45(3):631-6.
  • Dombrowski, D.S., DeVoe, R. (2007) Emergency Care of Invertebrates. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice 10(2): 621-645.
  • Dombrowski, D.S. (2006) Laws, Rules, and Regulating Agencies for Invertebrates. In Lewbart, Ed. Invertebrate Medicine, Blackwell Publishing. Ames, Iowa. pp 277- 295.
  • Dombrowski, D.S. (1997) Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) v/s Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota); a comparative study of host preference of the eastern black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes asterius) in eastern Virginia. Master's Degree Thesis. Dept. of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Dombrowski, D.S., Mills, R.R. (1996) Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare (miller), a primary host plant for the black swallowtail butterfly, Papilio polyxenes asterias (stoll) on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 50(1):86-88.