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FEB 7 - 8 2018

Laboratory Animal Sciences 2018

The 7th annual Laboratory Animal Sciences (LAS) virtual conference is now available ondemand! The LAS Planning Committee, led by Dr. Szczepan Baran, Global Head of Animal Welfare and Compliance Training at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and composed of more than 20 world-renowned experts, will plan and build out this premier, online-only conference that will focus on laboratory animal science.

Produced on a new, more robust platform, you can watch, learn and connect during this conference on mobile devices easier than ever before. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots most popular shirts.

Much like the years preceding, LAS 2018 virtual conference will bring together scientists, students, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff, IACUC administrators and committee members, as well as training and compliance personnel from around the world to learn about recent advances and challenges within laboratory animal science.

This year’s theme is Laboratory Animal Research in 21st Century, with the following tracks:

  • Modernization of Animal Studies
  • Balancing Risk and Opportunities of Outsourcing Animal Research
  • Refinement

Do not miss the opportunity to participate along such a diverse group of experts during this groundbreaking conference, which is absolutely free to all participants. No crowded airports delayed flights or expensive hotel rooms, but still the look and feel of a first-rate conference with world-renowned experts.

Conference participants will be able to:

  • Search and attend session(s) of their choice
  • Chat live with your peers
  • Receive Continuing Education Credits
  • Browse a virtual exhibit floor for solution providers
  • Peruse the poster hall

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RACE Continuing Educational Credits
The 2017 conference will be approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for Continuing Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to receive RACE CE credits, and will also meet AALAS and CALAS continuing education criteria.

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Speakers
  • Brianna Gaskill, PhD

    Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, College of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Yong Cheng, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ignacio Alvarez Gomez de Segura, DipECLAM, DipECVAA

    Professor, Anesthesiologist, University Complutense, Spain
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eva Maria Amen, DVM

    Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine, Basel, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, Roche Innovation Center Basel
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Natalie Bratcher

    3Rs Scientific Liaison & Animal Welfare Specialist, Abbvie
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kay A. Criswell, PhD, DABT, SBB, MT (ASCP)

    Founder and Owner; Independent Consultant, Westbrook Biomarker and Pharma Consulting, LLC
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marian Esvelt, DVM

    Veterinary Resident, University of Michigan
  • Megan Haney, DVM

    Laboratory Animal Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri
  • John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM

    Principal, Lab Animal Consultants
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW

    Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, Indiana University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Jones, BS, RLAT

    Animal Enrichment Coordinator, Lead Animal Technician, University of Michigan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM

    Associate Attending Veterinarion for Performance Standards and Enrichment, University of Michigan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM

    GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian, GlaxoSmithKline
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Paul Makidon, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

    Senior Principle Research Scientist, AbbVie
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tim McGuire

    Life Sciences Director, Agenda Life Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Elizabeth Moore, DVM

    Ph.D. Candidate, Weiss Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Schaevitz, PhD

    Chief Scientific Officer, Vium
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sarah Thurston, BS, LAT

    Social Housing Coordinator, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY

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Posters

Agenda
  • FEB 08, 2018 1:30 PM PST
    Paul Makidon, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
    Senior Principle Research Scientist, AbbVie
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 1:30 PM PST
    Jennifer Jones, BS, RLAT
    Animal Enrichment Coordinator, Lead Animal Technician, University of Michigan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 12:00 PM PST
    Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 10:30 AM PST
    Ignacio Alvarez Gomez de Segura, DipECLAM, DipECVAA
    Professor, Anesthesiologist, University Complutense, Spain
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Technology-Enabled Comparative Physiology: Strengthening Our Line of Sight to the Patient
    FEB 08, 2018 10:30 AM PST
    Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM
    GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian, GlaxoSmithKline
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 9:00 AM PST
    Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW
    Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, Indiana University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 9:00 AM PST
    John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
    Principal, Lab Animal Consultants
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 7:30 AM PST
    Natalie Bratcher, Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM, Laura Schaevitz, PhD
    Natalie Bratcher
    3Rs Scientific Liaison & Animal Welfare Specialist, Abbvie
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM
    GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian, GlaxoSmithKline
    BIOGRAPHY
    Laura Schaevitz, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer, Vium
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Comparison of the Impact of Phlebotomy Method on Physiologic and Behavioral Metrics of Pain and Distress in Mice
    FEB 08, 2018 6:00 AM PST
    Elizabeth Moore, DVM
    Ph.D. Candidate, Weiss Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 1:30 PM PST
    Megan Haney, DVM
    Laboratory Animal Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri
  • FEB 07, 2018 12:00 PM PST
    Marian Esvelt, DVM
    Veterinary Resident, University of Michigan
    Sponsored By: LAWTE
  • FEB 07, 2018 12:00 PM PST
    Eva Maria Amen, DVM
    Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine, Basel, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, Roche Innovation Center Basel
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 10:30 AM PST
    Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    Associate Attending Veterinarion for Performance Standards and Enrichment, University of Michigan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 9:00 AM PST
    Yong Cheng, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 9:00 AM PST
    Kay Criswell, PhD, DABT, SBB, MT (ASCP)
    Founder and Owner; Independent Consultant, Westbrook Biomarker and Pharma Consulting, LLC
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Sysmex America, Inc.
  • FEB 07, 2018 7:30 AM PST
    Brianna Gaskill, PhD
    Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, College of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 6:00 AM PST
    Sarah Thurston, BS, LAT
    Social Housing Coordinator, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 6:00 AM PST
    Tim McGuire
    Life Sciences Director, Agenda Life Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Agenda Life Sciences
  • Refinement
  • FEB 07, 2018 6:00 AM PST
    Sarah Thurston, BS, LAT
    Social Housing Coordinator, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 7:30 AM PST
    Brianna Gaskill, PhD
    Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, College of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 9:00 AM PST
    Yong Cheng, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 10:30 AM PST
    Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    Associate Attending Veterinarion for Performance Standards and Enrichment, University of Michigan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 12:00 PM PST
    Eva Maria Amen, DVM
    Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine, Basel, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, Roche Innovation Center Basel
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 07, 2018 1:30 PM PST
    Megan Haney, DVM
    Laboratory Animal Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri
  • Comparison of the Impact of Phlebotomy Method on Physiologic and Behavioral Metrics of Pain and Distress in Mice
    FEB 08, 2018 6:00 AM PST
    Elizabeth Moore, DVM
    Ph.D. Candidate, Weiss Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 9:00 AM PST
    Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW
    Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, Indiana University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 10:30 AM PST
    Ignacio Alvarez Gomez de Segura, DipECLAM, DipECVAA
    Professor, Anesthesiologist, University Complutense, Spain
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 1:30 PM PST
    Jennifer Jones, BS, RLAT
    Animal Enrichment Coordinator, Lead Animal Technician, University of Michigan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Modernization of Animal Studies
  • FEB 07, 2018 6:00 AM PST
    Tim McGuire
    Life Sciences Director, Agenda Life Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Agenda Life Sciences
  • FEB 07, 2018 9:00 AM PST
    Kay Criswell, PhD, DABT, SBB, MT (ASCP)
    Founder and Owner; Independent Consultant, Westbrook Biomarker and Pharma Consulting, LLC
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Sysmex America, Inc.
  • FEB 08, 2018 7:30 AM PST
    Natalie Bratcher, Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM, Laura Schaevitz, PhD
    Natalie Bratcher
    3Rs Scientific Liaison & Animal Welfare Specialist, Abbvie
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM
    GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian, GlaxoSmithKline
    BIOGRAPHY
    Laura Schaevitz, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer, Vium
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 9:00 AM PST
    John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
    Principal, Lab Animal Consultants
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Technology-Enabled Comparative Physiology: Strengthening Our Line of Sight to the Patient
    FEB 08, 2018 10:30 AM PST
    Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM
    GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian, GlaxoSmithKline
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 12:00 PM PST
    Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 08, 2018 1:30 PM PST
    Paul Makidon, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
    Senior Principle Research Scientist, AbbVie
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Balancing Risk and Opportunities of Outsourcing Animal Research
  • FEB 07, 2018 12:00 PM PST
    Marian Esvelt, DVM
    Veterinary Resident, University of Michigan
    Sponsored By: LAWTE
Speakers

  • Brianna Gaskill, PhD
    Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, College of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Yong Cheng, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ignacio Alvarez Gomez de Segura, DipECLAM, DipECVAA
    Professor, Anesthesiologist, University Complutense, Spain
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eva Maria Amen, DVM
    Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine, Basel, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, Roche Innovation Center Basel
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Natalie Bratcher
    3Rs Scientific Liaison & Animal Welfare Specialist, Abbvie
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kay A. Criswell, PhD, DABT, SBB, MT (ASCP)
    Founder and Owner; Independent Consultant, Westbrook Biomarker and Pharma Consulting, LLC
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marian Esvelt, DVM
    Veterinary Resident, University of Michigan
  • Megan Haney, DVM
    Laboratory Animal Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri
  • John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
    Principal, Lab Animal Consultants
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW
    Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, Indiana University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Jones, BS, RLAT
    Animal Enrichment Coordinator, Lead Animal Technician, University of Michigan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    Associate Attending Veterinarion for Performance Standards and Enrichment, University of Michigan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM
    GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian, GlaxoSmithKline
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Paul Makidon, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
    Senior Principle Research Scientist, AbbVie
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tim McGuire
    Life Sciences Director, Agenda Life Sciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Elizabeth Moore, DVM
    Ph.D. Candidate, Weiss Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Schaevitz, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer, Vium
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sarah Thurston, BS, LAT
    Social Housing Coordinator, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY
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Committee

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  • Klas Abelson, PhD

    Dr. Klas Abelson obtained a degree of Master of Medical Sciences in 2001 and a PhD in Comparative Medicine and Lab Animal Science in 2005, from Uppsala University, Sweden. The area of his research was originally focused on the development of experimental models for studying pain ...

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  • Cynthia Alvarado,DVM, MS, DACLAM

    Dr. Cynthia G. Alvarado is a clinical veterinarian at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary. She completed residency training in the Comparative Medicine Program and earned a MS in ...

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  • Chairman - Szczepan Baran

    Szczepan is a Comparative Medicine Veterinarian & Scientist turned "technology geek" who currently heads the Global Emerging Technologies (GET) within Comparative Medicine at Novartis. In this position, Szczepan leads integrated enterprise strategy for digital and non-digital ...

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  • Sylvie Cloutier, PhD

    Sylvie Cloutier is a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Animal Well-being, Department of VCAPP, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman WA. She received her PhD in psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal ...

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  • Joanna Cruden, PhD

    Joanna Cruden currently works at GSK in the role of Animal Welfare Office and Named Information Officer. She has worked with laboratory animals for over 25 years, her work experience ranges from mouse breeding, academia and pharmaceutical. The main species has been mice and she ...

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  • Nicole Duffee, DVM, PhD

    Dr. Nicole Duffee is the Director of Education & Scientific Affairs for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. She leads the AALAS Learning Library development team for the online learning platform and courses in laboratory animal science. She oversees and ...

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  • Brian Ermeling, DVM, MS, DACLAM

    Brian L. Ermeling, DVM, MS, DACLAM is the Director, Animal Resources Center at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. He also serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). In ...

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  • Jeffrey Everitt, DVM

    Jeff Everitt received his DVM from Cornell University and then completed a residency in comparative pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral research appointment at the University of Illinois. Dr. Everitt served for 17 years on the senior scientific staff of ...

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  • Sandor Fekete, PhD, DSc

    Prof. Sandor Gyorgy Fekete was born 1951 in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary, where he attended to basic schools. He studied vet. med. (1969-74) at the Univ. Vet. Sci. Budapest and obtained his DVM degree in 1974 with the distinction "Sub auspiciis rei publici popularis". In 1983 he ...

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  • Sheera Gaskin, MLAS, GVT, CPIA

    Sheera Gaskin serves as the IACUC and Compliance Director at Temple University. She is responsible for overseeing the IACUC and IBC offices. She ensures all regulatory requirements for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee are in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act ...

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  • Andrea Gay, BS

    Andrea Gay is Regional Sales Manager for the Southern Territory of the U.S. as well as the International Sales Representative for The Andersons Bedding Products. Andrea graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and ...

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  • Javier Guillen, DVM

    He obtained his veterinary medicine degree at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1990, and was for 17 years Director of the Laboratory Animal Services at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In parallel, between 2003 and 2008 he was also a member of the Association ...

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  • Robert Gunnels, DVM, MS, ACVPM, ACLAM

    He obtained his veterinary medicine degree at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1990, and was for 17 years Director of the Laboratory Animal Services at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In parallel, between 2003 and 2008 he was also a member of the Association ...

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  • Nancy Halpern, DVM, Esq.

    Dr. Nancy Halpern represents animal owners, animal-related businesses, veterinarians, animal research facilities, and nonprofit associations in support of their interests in the humane use of animals, and to promote animal and public health at Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law ...

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  • Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAM

    Dr. Lara Helwig is currently serving as the Director of Animal Care at Brown University. In this capacity she serves as the Attending Veterinarian for Brown University and provides oversight for the AAALAC accredited animal care and use programs at the affiliated teaching ...

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  • Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM

    Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, is the Director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, IN. She obtained her veterinary degree and completed residency training in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Illinois at ...

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  • Nikolaos G Kostomitsopoulos, DVM, PhD

    Dr Kostomitsopoulos graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1985 and obtained his PhD on Laboratory Animal Science from the Medical School of the University of Athens (1992-1997). During 1996 he attended a four months training ...

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  • Christian Lawrence, MS

    Christian Lawrence is currently the Manager of the Aquatic Resources Program (ARP) at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). ARP administers the zebrafish program at BCH, which is one of the largest and most active of its kind in the world. Mr. Lawrence also serves as a faculty ...

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  • D. Lee, DVM

    I am a licensed laboratory animal veterinarian with over 25 years of experience supporting biomedical research that improves human and animal health. I provide innovative solutions to the challenges in managing the resources and services essential for the conduct of critical ...

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  • Letty Medina, DVM, DACLAM

    Letty Medina earned her BS in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and her DVM degree from Texas A&M University. She completed her Laboratory Animal Medicine post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory ...

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  • Kuldip Mirakhur, DVM, MVSc, PhD

  • Scott Mischler, DVM, PhD, Ms

  • Ann Murray, LVT, LATG

    Ann graduated from Newbury College in Boston MA with a Veterinary Technology degree in 1984. She worked in clinical veterinary practice for three years and then joined Georgetown University Research Resources Facility in Washington DC from 1987-2000, with increasing ...

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  • Anna Olsson, PhD

    Already as an undergraduate student in Animal Sciences, I realized that there was more to animal science than making cows give more milk. When graduating in 1994, I had settled for ethology and animal welfare as my professional habitat, which I haven't left since. Having ...

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  • Marcel Perret-Gentil

    Dr. Perret-Gentil currently serves as University Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also the Attending Veterinarian for XENOSTART, Crown Scientific and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin ...

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  • Stacy Pritt, DVM, MS, MBA, CPIA, DACAW

    Dr. Stacy Pritt is the Director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Office at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. In this capacity, she oversees regulatory compliance for one of the largest animal research programs in ...

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  • Kathleen Storves, DVM, DACLAM

    Dr. Storves attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia and completed her laboratory animal medicine residency in the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine and the University of Michigan. She completed a comparative medicine fellowship in the Jobst Vascular Laboratories ...

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  • Patricia V Turner, BSc, MS, DVM, DVSc

    Patricia V. Turner, BSc, MS, DVM, DVSc, is a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Program Leader of Laboratory Animal Science at the University of Guelph. She also manages the university laboratory animal diagnostic pathology core and provides consultative laboratory ...

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  • Jennifer Wilk, DVM, DACLAM

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