...if our sharks go to the doctor? (with Brittany Stevens)
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We’re digging into our archives again to bring you more unaired vet stories from our past interview with Dr. Brittany Stevens, a veterinarian here at the Science Center. She takes care of all our animals when they get sick and need to go to the doctor. In her past episodes, Brittany told us about her vet exam room, how she cares for so many different animals, and even what it’s like to do surgery on an eel.

We’re always surprised to learn about the wide variety of animals Brittany treats. And one especially amazing example came up in our interview: sharks!

Do you ever wonder if our sharks go to the doctor?

The Science Center’s Kelp Forest exhibit is home to several leopard sharks and horn sharks. These sharks get an annual check-up to keep them healthy. In this clip, Brittany describes what a shark check-up is like and some of the health conditions these exams help treat and prevent.

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