Dr. Patricia TURNER

Dr. Patricia  TURNER

President Elect




Dr. Turner is a Professor and Program Leader of Laboratory Animal Science in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Canada where she teaches graduate, veterinary and undergraduate students in comparative medicine and pathology, toxicology, and animal welfare. Her laboratory conducts research in the areas of gastrointestinal microbiome, antimicrobial resistance and applied animal welfare (e.g., on-farm euthanasia, depopulation, analgesia). On graduation from veterinary college, Turner worked as a mixed, predominantly food animal, practitioner in rural Ontario and she has also worked as a toxicologist in preclinical safety within the pharmaceutical industry. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the American Board of Toxicology (ABT), and the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM). Turner is President of the International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine (IACLAM) and has served on many national and international committees to develop policy for research and farm animal well-being, including the Code of Practice for Farmed Rabbits; the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens, and Turkeys; the AVMA Panel on Depopulation; the U.S. National Research Council Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; and the Canadian Council on Animal Care Standards Committee. Turner served as WVA Councillor for International Discipline-Associated Organizations from 2008-2011 and 2014-2017 and also served on the WVA Working Group on constitutional reform. She was elected President-Elect of the WVA in 2017.

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