Training: What OLAW and USDA Expect of IACUCs

Tuesday, March 20
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Delaware CD

Assured institutions and registered research facilities are expected to provide education and training on the humane practice of animal care and use, research or testing methods that minimize the number of animals required to obtain valid results, and to minimize animal distress. During this session, speakers will review regulatory requirements for training and explore ways to effectively train while reducing burden on members of the research community and IACUC members and staff. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

Elizabeth Goldentyer, DVM

Director, Animal Welfare Field Operations
USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

Betty Goldentyer, DVM, is Director of Animal Welfare Operations for the Animal Care Program of USDA APHIS. Dr. Goldentyer has been with the Animal Care Program since its organization as a stand-alone unit in 1988. Animal Welfare Operations has a staff of 120 employees who perform compliance inspections, provide outreach and education, and address public complaints regarding humane care and use of animals used by commercial dealers, exhibitors, research facilities, and in commercial transport.


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Neera V. Gopee, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DABT

Veterinary Medical Officer, Division of Compliance Oversight/Assurances

Neera V. Gopee, DVM., PhD,is a veterinary medical officer in the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Gopee earned her veterinary degree at the University of the West Indies and holds a doctoral degree in Toxicology from the University of Georgia. Prior to her appointment at OLAW, she served as a veterinary medical officer at the National Center for Toxicological Research, US Food and Drug Administration in Jefferson, Arkansas. Dr. Gopee is board certified in toxicology and laboratory animal medicine.


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