Trellor Fraites, MLS(ASCP)CM, MPH, MBA
Phone: 465-4161 Ext. 401-1349; 732-898-0027
Location: Lab Services
As Director of Lab Services for Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Trellor Fraites is responsible for overseeing the diagnostic, teaching and research entities of the laboratory in addition to providing support to the head of the Department Head of Biomedical Sciences.
Trellor has over 20+ years of experience in the diagnostic laboratory field. After joining the RUSVM team in June 2001 as a Diagnostic Lab Technician, she left to further her studies in Medical Technology at the University of Houston in Texas in January 2003. In August 2005, Trellor transferred to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to complete her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. She graduated in August 2006 with Honors. Shortly after graduating, Trellor successfully passed the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam. To this date, Trellor maintains her certification as a medical laboratory professional. In September 2006, Trellor was hired by the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas as a Medical Technologist in the Microbiology Department. This position she held until April 2010 after making the decision to return home to St. Kitts. In October 2010, Trellor rejoined RUSVM at the Diagnostic Laboratory as Senior Lab Technician. During this time, Trellor upgraded the Microbiology section through the implementation of new procedures and testing methodologies. In 2012, Trellor was promoted to Director of Lab Services and continues to serve in this capacity. One of Trellor’ s greatest accomplishments in this role was the ability to create the first lab on campus that went paperless. In 2016 and 2020 respectively, Trellor obtained a Master of Science Degree in Public Health and Master of Business Administration.
Master of Business Administration with Distinction DeVry University - Keller Graduate School of Management
Master of Science, Public Health with Honors National University
Bachelor of Science, Clinical Laboratory Sciences with Honors University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS (ASCP)CM)
Member of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP)
Member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Member of the ASVCP Program Committee (2019- )
Second Chair of the ASVCP Veterinary Laboratory Professionals (VLP) (2017-2019)
TEACH Honoree (2014)
Ron Taylor Award Recipient (2013 & 2017)
ADTALEM RUSVM EDGE Champion
Köster LS, Peda A, Fraites T, Sithole F. A preliminary investigation into the prognostic relevance of symmetric dimethylarginine in critically ill dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2018;28(6):527-531. doi:10.1111/vec.12780
Soto, Esteban & Halliday-Simmonds, Iona & Francis, Stewart & Fraites, Trellor & Martínez-López, Beatriz & Wiles, Judy & Hawke, John & Endris, Richard. (2016). Improved Broth Microdilution Method for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Francisella Noatunensis Orientalis. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 28. 199-207. 10.1080/08997659.2016.1185051
Soto E, Loftis A, Boruta D, Rostad S, Beierschmitt A, McCoy M, Francis S, Berezowski J, Illanes O, Recinos D, Arauz M, Spencer D, Fraites T, Palmour R. (2015). Multispecies Epidemiologic Surveillance Study after an Outbreak of Yersiniosis at an African Green Monkey Research Facility. Comparative Medicine. 65(6):526-31
Chou, L., Griffin, M., Fraites, T., Ware, C., Ferguson, H., Kierstead, N., Brake, J., Wiles,J., Hawke, J., Kearney, M., Getchell, R., Gaunt, P., Soto, E. (2014). Phenotypic and Genotypic Heterogeneity among Streptococcus iniae Isolates Recovered from Cultured and Wild Fish in North America, Central America and the Caribbean islands. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 26(4), 263-271.