LAB ANIMAL MEDICINE: PAVING THE WAY FOR HUMAN HEALTH
JANUARY 21, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
A number of major breakthroughs in human medicine have been possible because of the use of animal models in medical research. Lab animal veterinarians are responsible for not only caring for and treating these animals, but also ensuring that ethical standards are adhered to when using them in research. Join our virtual event, hosted by Alumna Dr. Tiffany Lavinder, for an in-depth overview of laboratory animal science—and find out what it’s like to work as a lab animal veterinarian!
This is your opportunity to:
- Learn about the day-to-day life of a lab animal veterinarian
- Familiarize yourself with a variety of primate species and how they are used in medical research
- Receive a virtual tour of the Oregon National Primate Research Center
- Explore the various pathways to obtaining a veterinary residency
There will be plenty of time during this event for a live Q&A to answer any additional questions you may have. Save your seat by registering below!
About Our Host
Like many veterinarians, Dr. Tiffany Lavinder has always wanted to be a vet since she was a little girl. However, by the time she graduated with her BS in Animal and Poultry Science from Virginia Tech in 2009, she had come to realize that working in small animal private practice was not for her. After graduation, she worked at Charles River Laboratories as an animal care technician. It was there that Dr. Lavinder developed her passion for laboratory animal science and public outreach, and decided to further her career in laboratory animal veterinary medicine.
Dr. Lavinder had her heart set on studying abroad at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and applied in 2014. She started later that year in the Vet Prep program, and her vet school career at the University of Missouri. Immediately following completion of the program, she completed an internship in Small Animal General Practice and Emergency Medicine at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital in Virginia then was accepted into the Oregon State Laboratory Animal Residency Consortium as the resident at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. She is now in her third year and looking forward to the next steps in her career.