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Kimberly   Stewart MS, DVM

Associate Professor of Special Species


BS Biology, Georgia Southern University


MS Biology, Georgia Southern University

DVM Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine



Dr. Stewart’s research and teaching interests focus on the management and health of nesting and foraging populations of leatherback, hawksbill, and green sea turtle populations in St. Kitts.


SAVMA Community Outreach Excellence Award, 2013

Ron Taylor Award, 2009

PRIDE Award, 2009

St. Kitts Tourism Authority’s Most Eco-Friendly Business Award for SKSTMN, 2009

Founder and Director, St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, Inc. (SKSTMN)

St. Kitts Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST) Country Coordinator

Coordinator, UNESCO St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserve

Publication Highlights

Horrocks JA, Stapleton S, Guada H, Lloyd C, Harris E, Fastigi M, Berkel J, Stewart K, Gumbs J, Eckert KL. 2016. International movements of adult female leatherback turtles in the Caribbean: results from tag recovery data (2002−2013). ESR 29:279-287.  

Kimberly Stewart, Terry Norton, Hamish Mohammed, Darren Browne, Kathleen Clements, Kirsten Thomas, Taylor Yaw, and Julia Horrocks. 2016. Effects of “Swim with the Turtles” Tourist Attractions on Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Health in Barbados, West Indies. Journal of Wildlife Diseases: April 2016, Vol. 52, No. 2s, pp. S104-S117. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7589/52.2S.S104.

Megan K. Watson, Kimberly Stewart, Terry M. Norton, and Mark A. Mitchell. 2015. Evaluating Environmental and Climatic Influences on Nesting in Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in St. Kitts, West Indies. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery: December 2015, Vol. 25, No. 3-4, pp. 122-127. doi: http://jherpmedsurg.com/doi/10.5818/1529-9651-25.3.122

Hill BA, Stewart K, Rawlins-Vaughan G, Illanes O, Young A, Clements K, Carter J, Norton T. Clinical Challenge. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. In Press. 2014.

Dutton CS, Revan F, Wang C, Xu C, Norton TM, Stewart KM, Kaltenboeck B, Soto E. Salmonella enterica prevalence in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in St. Kitts, West Indies. J Zoo Wildlife Med. 2013;44(3):765-768.

Stewart K, Mitchell M, Norton T, Krecek RC. Measuring the level of agreement in hematologic and biochemical values between blood sampling sites in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2012;43(4):719-725.

Regassa LB, French FE, Stewart KM, Murphy AC, Jandhyam H, Beati L. A Costa Rican bacterial spiroplasma biodiversity survey in tabanid flies reveals new serogroups and extends United States ranges. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 3. August 2011;80:pp.338-344. www.academicjournals.org/ijbc. ISSN 2141-243X ©2011. Academic Journals. 2011.

Regassa LB, Stewart KM, Murphy AC, French FE, Lin T, Whitcomb RF. Differentiation of group VIII Spiroplasma strains with sequences of the 16S–23S rDNA intergenic spacer region. Canadian J. of Microbiology. December 2004;50(12):1061-1067.