This two-part session will use scenarios as learning tools for principal investigators and IACUC members, including those who focus on taxa ranging from fish to mammals. The scenarios will allow attendees to discuss situations where specific guidance is not often available either because the situation is new or unique, or because relevant information does not exist for the species under study, and share practical strategies for handling similar problems in different wildlife species. Participants should have a thorough understanding of the applicable policies and regulations for working with wildlife before attending this session (attendees without such knowledge are encouraged to attend the A8: IACUC Basics for the Use of Wildlife in Research and Education first). During part I of this session, speakers and attendees will:
Chair, Animal Care and Use Committee
American Society of Mammalogists
Dr. Bryan is a native Georgian who received his undergraduate education from Emory University, and his professional and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Bryan received post-doctoral training at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) in the diagnosis, pathology, and epidemiology of wildlife disease. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Bryan served as a team member of the Biological Resource Management Division of the National Park Service (NPS), where he served as Chair and Attending Veterinarian of the NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Veterinary Diagnostic Service Coordinator, and as a Field Wildlife Veterinarian. In 2014, Dr. Bryan returned to SCWDS as a Public Service Assistant and Wildlife Veterinarian focusing on issues involving exotic invasive species and wildlife disease.
National Animal Welfare Specialist, Animal Welfare Operations
USDA, APHIS, Animal Care
Nicolette Petervary, VMD, DACAW is the Animal Care Specialist for Animal Welfare Operations with the USDA, APHIS, Animal Care program, based in Raleigh, NC. In this capacity Dr. Petervary represents Animal Care in regional and national meetings and conferences held in this area and around the country. Dr. Petervary graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Prior to her current position in Animal Care, she was in private small and exotic animal practice, worked as a research associate at the University of California (Davis and San Francisco Campuses) and worked for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. In 2016 she became a diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare.
Tuesday, March 20
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday, March 21
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Professor of Biology; Director, Basic Animal Services Unit, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; President, American Society of Mammalogists
Robert Sikes received his BS from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, MS from Memphis State University, and PhD from the University of Minnesota. He has worked exclusively with wild animals in the field and in the lab to address questions in behavioral and evolutionary ecology. Sikes has worked with mammal species ranging from shrews to giant pandas and has dabbled with reptiles and fish. He serves as Professor of Biology and Director of the Basic Animal Services Unit at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Sikes is currently president of the American Society of Mammalogists and was senior author on the last two revisions of the Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of Wild Mammals in Research (2011 and 2016). With regard to oversight of animal use, he has long been interested in the fit of wild animals to guidelines and regulatory landscapes designed for domesticated species.
Axel Wolff, M.S., D.V.M., currently serves as Deputy Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) NIH. At OLAW he has also served as the Director, Division of Compliance Oversight and as a Senior Assurance Officer. Prior to joining OLAW, Dr. Wolff was the director of the Veterinary Resources Program, NIH's intramural biomedical research support program. He also directed NIH's animal quarantine facility and served at the neurology institute. Dr. Wolff's interest in unique research animals has involved him in work with armadillos, chimpanzees, and fruit bats as well as the more common species. He serves on the editorial board of Lab Animal and EMBO reports and has published on various topics including primate enrichment and interpretations of various provisions of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
Wednesday, March 21
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
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