Dr. Carrie Goertz

Director of Animal Health | Alaska SeaLife Center
United States

Dr. Carrie Goertz, BS, MS, DVM., has worked at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Anchorage since 2004. In 2017, she became the director of animal health where her responsibilities include supervising the veterinary program, overseeing the clinical research, as well as the health and welfare of all creatures at the center. Goertz’s fascination with understanding how things work initially led her to study electrical engineering and engineering management before serving seven years in the US Air Force. When she returned to civilian life, her thirst for knowledge led her toward a new career in the veterinary sciences. She attained a BS in biology from the University of Massachusetts, followed by a DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. Goertz broadened her marine animal knowledge working various programs and institutions such as Aquavet at Woods Hole, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and Mystic Aquarium, among others

Dr. Carrie Goertz on Viking.TV (1)