Caring for an animal.
Social event or performance that is held to raise funds for a cause or an individual.
Bachelor of Science degree, usually earned in 4 years of college.
Group of marine mammals who are mostly hairless and use broad tail-like flippers to propel themselves, including whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Curved like the inner surface of a sphere.
Having a surface that curves or bulges outward.
Warm current in the North Atlantic flowing from the Gulf of Mexico northeast along U.S. coast to Nantucket and then eastward.
Place where seals come out of the water, onto rocks or by the shore, where they rest and sun themselves. Different types of seals spend different amounts of time out of the water.
Stands for "intravenous," a needle put directly into an animal's veins to give it fluids or nutrition.
Warm-blooded animals with fur who live in the water but have lungs, and so must come to the surface to breathe.
Master of Science degree, can be earned after a BS degree.
Examination of a dead animal's tissues to determine illnesses and cause of death.
Doctor of Philosophy degree in Science, can be earned after an MS degree.
Group of marine mammals with hair who propel themselves with fin-like flippers, including seals, sea lions and walruses.
Abdominal area or underside of a turtle or tortoise.
Examination of an animal's body to determine why it died. Can include necropsy.
Plan for a course of medical treatment.
Specialists bringing a sick or injured animal to the Riverhead Foundation.
Treating an animal until it is well enough to be released back into the wild.
Any medicine or procedure, from eye drops to tube feeding.
Putting a tube down a very sick animal's throat in order to feed the animal.