Dr. Darya Mailhiot recently became board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. This is a major career accomplishment that puts her in an elite group of veterinarians who specialize in laboratory animal medicine; with only around 1000 veterinarians who are active Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. This achievement recognizes years of preparation and studying all aspects of laboratory medicine and research. Dr. Mailhiot was the first veterinarian to complete The University of Chicago Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program. She is currently a clinical veterinarian at The University of Chicago.
Turner Scientific has awarded temporary use of a Sensory Sentinel and technical support to resident Bridget Clancy for her research year project examining the effects of different daily health check methods on breeding efficiency and stress in mice.
Dr. Cara Mitchell’s residency research project manuscript has been accepted to JAALAS. Titled “Evaluation of Pain and Distress and Therapeutic Interventions for Rectal Prolapse in Mice to Reduce Early Study Removal”, it analyzes the results from her research year project which showed that rectal prolapse does not cause distress in mice and that treatment is not necessary. This project changed our IACUC recommendation from euthanasia to monitoring of the condition.
Two UChicago residents will be presenting at the 2021 National AALAS meeting. Dr. Jenna Schoemberger’s presentation in the Husbandry/Management section is titled, “Implications of Lab Mouse Trap Preference on Your Pest Control Program”. Dr Bridget Clancy will present a talk in the Clinical section titled, “Identification of Ornithonyssus bacoti Infestation via Molecular Diagnostic Techniques”.
Cara moves to Waverly, NY, to become Attending Veterinarian for ClinVet, USA.