Compassion Fatigue - Part II

Tuesday, March 20
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Location: Madison

This two-part session will cover what IACUCs should be aware of in terms of compassion fatigue, including what it is and how it impacts an animal care and use program. During part II of this session, speakers and attendees will:

Marian A. Esvelt, DVM, BS, LAT

Veterinary Resident, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of Michigan

Marian Esvelt, DVM is currently a senior veterinary resident at the University of Michigan (UM). She began her career in laboratory animal science working for a non-profit neuroscience company as a transgenic mouse colony manager, where she became LAT certified. Dr. Esvelt's interest in animal welfare led her to veterinary school at Washington State University and to her current residency position at UM. Her interest in compassion fatigue started in vet school, through working with the pet loss support hotline, and continued as she entered residency and started spearheading initiatives for combating compassion fatigue at UM.


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Anthony Gray

Operations Manager, I-Wing Facility, Washington National Primate Research Center
University of Washington

Anthony Gray
Operations Manager
Secretary WBAALAS
Compassion Fatigue Program
University Of Washington

I have over 30+ years of biomedical experience that includes premier animal care and welfare and maintaining the day-to-day operations of research and business of diverse companies. These businesses have included academia, medical, contracting, government, and pharmaceutical companies. I am privileged to have worked for great institutions such as NIH, CDC and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. However, none has compared to my time here at the University Of Washington and being a part of the Compassion Fatigue program. I have been a liaison between doctors, investigators, all levels of management, external companies, and clients. This experience has given me knowledge and insight needed to be successful in providing proper business operations for animal welfare and oversight.


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Raphael A. Malbrue, DVM, MS

Director, Large Animal Experimental Surgery; Clinical Veterinarian; Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine
The Ohio State University

Dr. Raphael A. Malbrue is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. He is a 2014 graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) where he served as SCAVMA president and was involved in a variety of university clubs and activities. He completed a residency-training program in laboratory animal medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2017. He additionally completed his Master of Science degree in veterinary medical and biomedical sciences through the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at LSU. He currently is Director of large animal experimental surgery with University Laboratory Animal Resources at The Ohio State University (OSU) and an Assistant Professor (clinical track) in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Preventative Sciences. Dr. Malbrue serves as a wellness innovator for his office and is focused on investigating alternative methods to implement wellness activities within the field of laboratory animal medicine.


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