Updates on the New 2020 AVMA Panel on Euthanasia – Guidelines for those working with Laboratory Animals and Special Species

Recorded On: 10/04/2020

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James Morrisey

DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)

James Morrisey is a 1992 graduate of Cornell. He was in private practice in Syracuse for two years before doing an internship in zoological medicine at Kansas State University and then a residency in exotic pets at the Animal Medical Center. He worked at the AMC and Bronx Zoo for several years before returning to Cornell in 2002 to start a full time exotics service. He also teaches clinical communication skills and aspects of wellness within the veterinary community.

Erin Daugherity


Erin Daugherity is Assistant Director of Technical Services and Clinical Veterinarian with the Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE), and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University. She graduated with her DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 and completed a laboratory animal medicine residency with CARE in 2010. She completed a Clinical Fellowship and received her Master’s Degree in the field of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University in 2012. As a trained, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certified veterinarian, she has a strong interest in animal models of disease, the humane use of animals used in teaching and research, and applying the 3 R’s (reduce, refine, replace) to the use of animals in research.

Kelly Yamada


Kelly Yamada is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After a research post-doctoral fellowship in Japan at the University of Tokyo, she worked in preclinical safety assessment at GlaxoSmithKline in Safety Pharmacology under Good Laboratory Practices. Kelly subsequently completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Rockefeller University in New York City. She achieved board certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2011 while employed as a Clinical Veterinarian at the Institute of Comparative Medicine of Columbia University Medical Center. Kelly has a strong interest in model development with particular emphasis on cardiovascular diseases including heart failure. She enjoys working with investigators and facilitating their research while promoting the responsible and compassionate care and use of animals.

Patricia Turner


Patricia Turner is a laboratory animal veterinarian and pathologist who works as Corporate Vice-President, Global Animal Welfare for Charles River Laboratories. In this role, she is responsible for assessing welfare risks and developing animal welfare policy and related training for the company’s sites around the world. Turner is also a Professor Emerita at the University of Guelph. She conducts research in animal welfare science with her research group at Charles River and graduate students at Guelph. Turner is President of the World Veterinary Association and is also an author and co-editor of >150 papers, chapters and books on animal welfare, laboratory animal medicine, and small mammal pathology.

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