Shane Boylan

South Carolina Aquarium

Address: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston SC 29401
Phone: 843.579.8659


D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, 2005

Research Interests

  • Sea turtle health and rehabilitation medicine
  • Fish and invertebrate medicine and husbandry


  • Sea turtle medicine and rehabilitation 2017. Eds: Charles A. Manire, Terry M. Norton, Brian A. Stacy, Charles J. Innis, and Craig A. Harms. J. Ross Publishing.
    Contributing author to following chapters
    • Respiratory System: Boylan SM, Valente AL, Stacy B, Wyneken J.  315-336. 
    • Integumentary System: Boylan SM, Stacy B, Wyneken J. 243-264. 
    • Digestive System: Boylan SM, Valente AL, Stacy B, Wyneken J. 337-366. 
  • Stilwell, J.M., Boylan, S.M., Howard, S. and Camus, A.C., 2018. Gas gland adenoma in a lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus, Perry 1810. Journal of fish diseases41(1), pp.171-174. 
  • Boylan, S.M., Camus, A., Gaskins, J., Oliverio, J., Parks, M., Davis, A. and Cassel, J., 2017. Spondylosis in a green moray eel, Gymnothorax funebris (Ranzani 1839), with swim bladder hyperinflation. Journal of fish diseases40(7), pp.963-969.
  • Boylan, S.M., Camus, A., Waltzek, T., Yarbrough, L., Miller, S.R. and Howard, S., 2015. Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy for fibromas in tarpon, Megalops atlanticus, Valenciennes 1847, and neoplasia in lined sea horse, Hippocampus erectus, Perry 1810. Journal of fish diseases38(7), pp.681-685..
  • Stacy N., de Wit M., Boylan S., Gulland F., and Frankovich T. (2014) Diatoms in cytologic specimens of aquatic animals – Part II, dermal, respiratory, and gastric samples. Vet Clin Pathol Vol 43 (4): 473-474. 
  • Stacy N., Boylan S., and Frankovich T. (2014) Diatoms in cytologic specimens in aquatic animals. Part 1, fecal samples. Vet Clin Pathol 43(2): 123-124.
  • AC Camus, JA Dill, AJ McDermott, TM Clauss, AL Berliner, SM Boylan, E Soto. (2013) Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis infection in Indo‐Pacific reef fish entering the United States through the ornamental fish trade. Journal of Fish Diseases. Vol. 36(7): 681-684.
  • Boylan S.  Zoonoses associated with fish. Veterinary Clinics of North America:  Exotic Animal Practioner 2011 Sep; 14(3):427-38.
  • Boylan SM, Harms CA, Waltzek T, Law JM, et al. Clinical report hyperplastic adipose lids in mackerel scad, Decapterus macarellus (Cuvier). Journal of Fish Diseases. 2011 Volume 34, Issue 12, pages 921–925.
  • Harms CA, Lewbart GA, Swanson CR, Kishimori JM, Boylan SM. Behavioral and Clinical Pathology Changes in Koi Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Subjected to Anesthesia and Surgery with and without Peri-Operative Analgesics. Comparative Medicine. Volume 55, Issue 3 June 2005.
  • Boylan SM, Lewbart GA, Kishimori J, Debolt R, Harms C. 2004. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Aural Abscesses in Turtles. Exotic DVM 7.1, 2005.