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January 13, 2022 — Any Foundation-funded study that involves animals, whether owned by clients or cared for by a study team, is evaluated thoroughly by our Animal Welfare Advisory Board to ensure the study meets the Foundation’s strict standards for health and well-being. The majority of our studies that include animals are pets in clinical trials in which new treatments, new diagnostic tools or surgical advances are being evaluated. Pets are enrolled in clinical trials by their owners with counsel and advice from their veterinarian and the clinical trials research team.

Active Board Members:
Chair: Randall Lockwood, PhD, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Candace Croney, PhD, Purdue University
Courtney Hunter, DVM, PhD, University of Michigan
Lydia M. Hopper, PhD, Lincoln Park Zoo
Oliver Knesl, BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, BVSc, MRCVS, Zoetis, Inc.
Jennifer LS Lofgren, MS, DVM, DACLAM, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research
Lynn Miller, CWR, PhD, New Zealand Bird Rescue
Mark Flint, BVSc, BSc (Hons), MApplSc, MPhil, PhD, Dipl. ACAW, The Ohio State University
Victoria K. Baxter, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline), Cat Care Clinic
Karen van Haaften, DVM, DACVB , British Columbia SPCA
Daniel S. Mills, BVSc, PhD CBiol, FRSB, FHEA, CCAB, Dip ECAWBM (BM), FRCVS, University of Lincoln
Christine Nicol, MA, DPhil, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Julia (Julie) Albright, MA, DVM, DACVB, University of Tennessee
David S. Miller, DVM, PhD, DACZM, DACAW, MVS Consulting
Kat Littlewood, BVSc (Dist), PGDipVCSc (Dist), AFHEA, MANZCVS (Animal Welfare), Massey University
Annette Litster, BVSc, PhD, FANZCVS (Feline Medicine), Mmed Sci (Clinical Epidemiology), Zoetis