Sean Perry, DVM

Sean Perry, DVM

VETERINARIAN

Educations & Trainings

University of California, Santa Cruz

Western University of Health Sciences

Louisiana State University

Dr. Sean Perry

Dr. Sean Perry completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz, earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavior. He then attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences, graduating in 2013. Following graduating he completed internships in both small animal medicine and surgery and emergency and critical care at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Between his internships he practiced at Marathon Veterinary Hospital in the Florida Keys. In 2020, he completed his PhD at Louisiana State University focusing on the development of artificial reproductive technologies in captive reptiles for endangered species. While completing his PhD, he practiced both emergency and zoological medicine between LSU, private practice, and Audubon Nature Institute. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and popular press articles. His professional interests include, Theriogenology in zoological species, specifically reptiles and amphibians, aquatic animal medicine, advanced imaging, minimally invasive surgery, and emergency/critical care for exotic species.

Sean has been an active member in ARAV since being he was a student and is currently serving as Secretary on the ARAV board. He is an associate editor and serves as chair of the editorial board for the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. He is currently the Associate Veterinarian at the Mississippi Aquarium and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine at Mississippi State University.

Recent Articles

How to Take Care of Goldfish
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Goldfish Species OverviewGoldfish (Carassius auratus) is the most commonly kept freshwater fish species across the globe. Goldfish originate from China during the Tang dynasty when a gold color mutation was observed in normal silver carp, then these gold individuals were selectively bred for generations. It wasn’t until...
Top Freshwater Fish for Beginners
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. A beginner is able to learn the basics on how to take care of an aquarium with a variety of different  beginner fish species. Numerous fish species such as celestial peal danios, golden dwarf barbs, neon tetras, pygmy Corydoras, guppies, betta fish, and dwarf gourami are great beginner species. Small fish tanks are one of the...
How to Take Care of a Betta Fish
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Betta Fish Species OverviewBetta fish (Betta splendens) are a popular small ornamental fish that has beautiful coloration, various fin shapes, and are known for their ease of care. Bettas grow to a maximum size of about 3 inches and can have elaborate fins and tails. There are over 70 different types of bettas that have...
Frog Care 101
Frog Care 101
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Frogs can be rewarding pets for any type of owner from the beginner to the advanced hobbyist. These unique animals are diverse–there are over 7,500 frog species! Many are readily kept in captivity as pets and can be great additions to any household. Because of the numerous species available it is important to understand their...
What Do Frogs Eat?
What Do Frogs Eat?
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Feeding pet frogs can be one of the most fascinating and engaging activities for pet parents. Most frogs feed on living invertebrate prey items in the wild making them insectivores. Many invertebrate prey items are regularly available in the pet trade making it easy to provide an adequate diet for pet frogs. Although live...
5 Facts About Koi Fish
5 Facts About Koi Fish
Koi fish are an extremely popular and colorful form of the fish species Amur carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus). These fish are commonly kept as an ornamental fish in outdoor ponds or garden water features. They have a rich history in Asian culture dating back thousands of years—but are not related to goldfish despite their similar coloration. Their bright vibrant colors and behaviors can provide a...