We believe that every marine animal that is entrusted in our care deserves the highest quality medical care, standards for welfare, and husbandry practices.
Claire Simeone and her team provide consulting services for marine mammal medicine and husbandry through Sea Change Health.
We believe that our profession is guided towards the highest excellence by both the Veterinarian’s Oath and the Hippocratic Oath. Our work centers around these tenets:
"I solemly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, and the advancement of medical knowledge."
We believe that every marine mammal deserves access to the highest quality care while entrusted in the care of humans. We prioritize excellence in animal welfare, state-of-the-art veterinary medicine, and holistic husbandry techniques.
"No clinician should be ashamed to say, ‘I know not’, and should not hesitate to call in their colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.’"
Our goal is to provide support, resources, and assistance in whatever form are needed, to ensure that the veterinary team is equipped with as broad a medical toolbox as possible to treat the animals in their care.
"I will remember that there is an art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemists’ drug."
We believe that a kind manner and cooperative spirit are key to collaborating with the entire animal care team, and commit to providing the highest professional services.
"I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow."
The veterinary profession is strengthened by the individuals within it, and we are committed to cultivating a community of transparency and mentorship.