been associated with IACUCs at small, medium, and large institutions for over two decades and is familiar with the oversight of animal care and use programs. He has served on multiple study sections for both the NIH and DOD. Dr. Barbee also served as an Oxford, UK 2006 fellow (recipient, VCU Harris-Manchester Award) where he examined policies, training, and security issues related to animal care and use within the UK.


Joseph T. Bielitzki, MS, DVM, is Research Manager, University of Central Florida. Dr. Bielitzki has worked with non-human primates in the laboratory environment for 20 years. Over this period he has worked with macaques (pig-tail, long-tail, Japanese, rhesus, stump-tail), baboons (yellow, green and hybrids) squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, mangabeys, gibbons, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gorillas. In the area of non-human primates his area of expertise is in enteric diseases, nursery rearing, and colony management. He has also worked with mice and rats in a variety of international facilities. He was instrumental in the writing and acceptance of the NASA Bioethical Principles for the Use of Animals in Research (NPD 8910.1). He speaks frequently on IACUC function and the importance of ethics in the use of animals. His background includes experience in academia, industry, and government in the roles of attending veterinarian, program manager, and researcher.


Leigh Ann Clayton, DVM, is Director of Animal Health at the National Aquarium in Baltimore where she also chairs the Animal Welfare Committee. Dr. Leigh Clayton has worked in the zoo/aquarium field or the exotic pet medicine field exclusively since 2000. As she has worked with animals held in aquatics systems both in recirculating fresh and salt water, she is experienced in managing disease and accomplishing preventive health programs for fishes, amphibians, and reptiles as well as birds and mammals. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian). Dr. Clayton has routinely used her knowledge of nitrogen cycling and the basics of a variety of life support system designs to solve health issues in these captive settings and help ensure adequate animal health. She has served on the Executive Board of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, a role that allowed her to routinely liaise with leading researchers in the amphibian medicine field.


John C. Donovan, DVM, is President of BioResources Inc. Dr. Donovan has over 30 years’ experience working as a veterinarian in biomedical research and is board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). After 7 years in the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Development Command, he spent 10 years at the National Institutes of Health, becoming the Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Office



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