Dr. Boyer on the set of KUSI Local News
It started last July when Fields, who works in ocean research at the University of California Santa Barbara, was concerned about his gecko of more than 13 years, a female named GirlieGrrrl. She began to lose weight, was shedding frequently and had diarrhea. He tried to feed her with a tube, but that did not help. Last fall, Fields' veterinarian was at a loss, and he referred the gecko to San Diego veterinarian Dr. Thomas Boyer of Pet Hospital of Penasquitos, who has a special interest in reptiles.