NWWB Meeting Feb. 20th Advancing the Health and Welfare of Marine Life in the Northwest With Veterinarian Lesanna L. Lahner, DVM, MPH

This program is one to which you might consider inviting your daughters or granddaughters, it will be fascinating to learn of what’s happening with the sea life in our region. Please note the different location for this meeting.

One of the true pleasures of boating in the Northwest is observing and learning about the marine life. We are excited to have veterinarian and Executive Director of SR3, Lesanna L. Lahner, speak.  Dr. Lahner is a wildlife veterinarian who specializes in sea life. The organization, SR3 is dedicated to 3 R’s – Response to entangled, stranded or injured sealife, Rehabilitating endangered species and Research focused on protecting, restoring and conserving our region’s ecosystems.


Dr. Lahner’s passion and practice is to promote conservation and improve ecosystem and community health through exceptional veterinary medical care and scientific research.  In addition to her role with SR3, Dr. Lahner serves as the veterinarian for Sarvey Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. She is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, School of Public Health. Dr. Lahner previously worked for the Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago, IL), the Seattle Aquarium (Seattle, WA), and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (Madison, WI). Dr. Lahner works closely with agencies that oversee stranded or injured marine mammals and sea turtles in Washington and Oregon including NOAA and USFWS. Currently Dr. Lahner is involved in a variety of clinical and population based conservation research projects, including research on Sea Star Wasting Disease, sea otter anesthesia and medicine, and marine mammal disentanglement efforts.

Thank you to Casey McClain now the Animal Medical Care Coordinator at SR3 for helping us schedule Dr. Lahner.  You may remember Casey as she addressed NWWB in 2014 as the founder of SoundsideMarinelife Rescue Center. Her love of the Pacific Northwest and passion for marine mammals made her determined to help rehabilitate marine animals and inspire the community to protect the marine environment.

Come relax, enjoy the evening and listen to Dr. Lahner educate us about SR3 and how to protect the marine environment around us.

Learn more at: https://www.sealifer3.org/

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

This Month’s Location: (changed just this month next month we’ll be back at the NMTA conference room. Thanks to Becky Garvey for arranging QCYC).

Queen City Yacht Club 2608 Boyer Avenue East Seattle, WA

(Street parking, but it is available. At the south end of the University Bridge take Boyer heading east. QCYC is on the left hand side of the road.)

Please RSVP to Vivian at nwwbviv@gmail.com or Marilyn at lkunion@aol.com

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

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One Response to NWWB Meeting Feb. 20th Advancing the Health and Welfare of Marine Life in the Northwest With Veterinarian Lesanna L. Lahner, DVM, MPH

  1. Kathleen Davis says:

    Sad to miss this one! I will be in Phoenix AZ

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