In 2004, she joined Biomatech-Namsa, an international CRO specialized in medical devices and preclinical tests. She was their designated veterinarian, study director and named surgeon. Her responsibilities as surgeon increased over time and she worked on various models and several species (NHPs, dogs, small ruminants, pigs, minipigs, rats, rabbits, mice), developing experimental models with the help of specialized surgeons.
She joined Charles River in 2008 as their European Surgery and Associated Services Manager. As European Surgery manager, she was in charge of surgery teams' management, new model development team, training and business development. Dr. Bouard became their Veterinary Professional Services (VPS) manager for Charles River France in 2012. As VPS, she was in charge of veterinarian regulatory affairs, veterinary support for operations & customers and animal welfare.
Since October 2014, Dr. Bouard has been consulting at Vetsalius. Vetsalius offers consultancy services in experimental surgery (on site surgery, training, model development) for a diverse array of clients in Europe but also in China. She has experience working with animal suppliers, pharma companies, diverse CROs, medical devices suppliers, biotechs as well as Universities and Vet schools.
Dr. Bouard is a member of the AFSTAL (Laboratory Animals national French association) and ESLAV (European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians). She has also been co-presiding the ComVet group since 2012, a French AFSTAL commission of approximately 70 members (essentially vets) organizing seminars and exchanges of information.