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Advisory Boards

Expert review ensures excellent research.

Morris Animal Foundation’s unique appeal is that we join the head (scientific research) with the heart (love for animals). Our elite animal health scientists donate their time to carefully review the hundreds of outstanding requests for animal health study funding we receive each year.

Small Animal Scientific Advisory Board 
Large Animal Scientific Advisory Board
Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board
Animal Welfare Advisory Board
Clinical Veterinary Advisory Board

Small Animal Scientific Advisory Board

Chair: Heather Wilson-Robles, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), Texas A&M University
Expertise: Oncology

Wanda Gordon-Evans, DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR, University of Minnesota
Expertise: Orthopedic and Soft-Tissue Surgery

Timothy J. Stein, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology), Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty
Expertise: Oncology

Katrina Mealey, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Washington State University
Expertise: Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology

Gregg A. Dean, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Colorado State University
Expertise: Pathology and Immunology

Kurt Zimmerman, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Expertise: Pathology

Nicola J. Mason, PhD, BVetMed, DACVIM (Internal Medicine), University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Immunotherapy of Cancer

Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), University of Minnesota
Expertise: Endocrinology, Medical Neurology and Genetics

Jody Gookin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, North Carolina State University
Expertise: Gastroenterology and Infectious Disease

Linda Kidd, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Western University of Health Sciences
Expertise: Vector-borne and Immune-mediated Diseases

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Large Animal Scientific Advisory Board 

Chair: John F. Peroni, DVM, DACVS, University of Georgia
Expertise: Surgery

Melissa T. Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Expertise: Internal Medicine and Immunology

Gary Magdesian, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, DACVCP, University of California, Davis
Expertise: Internal Medicine and Critical Care

Susan C. Eades, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Louisiana State University
Expertise: Internal Medicine

Diana M. Hassel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC, Colorado State University
Expertise: Surgery and Critical Care

Terje Raudsepp, PhD, Texas A&M University
Expertise: Reproduction and Genetics

Lauren V. Schnabel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, North Carolina State University
Expertise: Surgery

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Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board

Chair: Judy St. Leger, DVM, DACVP, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Expertise: Aquatic Animal Pathology

Kathryn C. Gamble DVM, MS, DACZM, Lincoln Park Zoo
Expertise: Clinical Zoo Medicine

Simon Anthony, D.Phil, Columbia University
Expertise: Epidemiology

Michael F. Antolin, MSc, PhD, Colorado State University
Expertise: Epidemiology and Population Genetics

Matthew Breen, PhD, North Carolina State University
Expertise: Genetics

Michael J. Kinsel, DVM, DACVP, University of Illinois
Expertise: Pathology

Budhan S. Pukazhenthi, BVSc, PhD, Smithsonian Institution
Expertise: Reproductive Physiology

Sharon L Deem, DVM, PhD, DACZM, Saint Louis Zoo
Expertise: Conservation Medicine and Epidemiology

Robert H. Poppenga, DVM, PhD, DABVT, University of California/Davis
Expertise: Toxicology

Cynthia R Smith, DVM, National Marine Mammal Foundation
Expertise: Marine Mammal Health and Conservation

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Animal Welfare Advisory Board

Chair: Kelly A. Metcalf Pate, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Expertise: Animal Welfare and Laboratory Animal Medicine

Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, PhD, DACZM, DACAW, University of California, Davis
Expertise: Zoo Animal Medicine and Welfare

Randall Lockwood, PhD, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Expertise: Behavior and Welfare

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Clinical Veterinary Advisory Board

Aime Johnson, DVM, DACT; Auburn University
Expertise: Theriogenology

Ellen Behrend, VMD, PhD, DACVIM; Auburn University
Expertise: Small Animal Internal Medicine

Jan Ramer, DVM, DACZM; the Wilds, Cumberland, OH
Expertise: Zoo Medicine

Jennifer Langan, DVM, DACZM, DECZM; University of Illinois CVM/Chicago Zoological Society
Expertise: Zoo Medicine

Kathleen Mullen, DVM, MS, DACVIM; Littleton Equine Medical Center
Expertise: Internal Medicine

Lori Ramig, MBA; BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin, TN
Expertise: Hospital Administrator

Matt McCormick, DVM; Companion Animal Clinic, Blacksburg, VA
Expertise: General Practice

Mike Lappin, DVM; The Animal House, Buzzards Bay, MA
Expertise: General Practice

Monique Mora, CVT; Colorado Veterinary Specialists and Animal ER, Littleton, CO
Expertise: Referral/ Emergency Practice

Renee Humphries; Hillside Veterinary Clinic, Dallas, TX
Expertise: Hospital Administrator

Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP; The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management
Expertise: Pain Management

Stephanie Lantry, DVM; Animal Medical Center of Gulf Gate, Sarasota, FL
Expertise: General Practice

Tim Stein, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty
Expertise: Oncology

Timothy Lynch, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR; Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, FL
Expertise: Surgery/Sports Medicine

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