A veterinarian gives two pocket treats to two young rhesus macaques in their cage

A veterinarian gives pocket treats to two rhesus macaques

Veterinary Services

Veterinary Services activities are primarily divided into two areas of emphasis: Clinical Care and Protocol Implementation. Veterinary Services provides the medical and technical coverage to meet the ever-expanding needs of the animals and researchers at the Primate Center. This service is headed by Saverio (Buddy) Capuano lll, DVM, DACLAM, Associate Director for Animal Services/Attending Veterinarian.

Lab animal care and research is regulated by several University of Wisconsin-Madison committees and national agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act. Our center is fully accredited by the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care-International (AAALAC-I).

CONTACT INFORMATION

SERVICES SUPPORTED

  • Clinical Care
  • Personnel Training
  • Protocol Development
  • Radiographic Imaging
  • Ultrasonic imaging
  • Surgical Support
  • Endoscopy and Laparoscopy
  • Biannual Colony Physical Exams
  • Outreach Technical Training
  • Research Support

KEY PERSONNEL

NAME POSITION PHONE E-MAIL

OUR VETERINARIANS

 

SAVERIO “BUDDY” CAPUANO, DVM, DACLAM

 

 

Attending Veterinarian, Associate
Director of Animal Services

 

 

(608) 263-3571

 

 

Send email to Dr. Capuano

KEVIN BRUNNER, DVM Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 265-9069 Send email to Dr. Brunner
SHREYA LARSON, DVM Assoc. Research Animal Veterinarian,
Veterinary Services Unit Head
(608) 209-2190 Send email to Dr. Larson
MICHELLE HARKE, DVM Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 265-3240 Send email to Dr. Harke
JENNY COONEN, DVM, DACLAM Assoc. Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 890-2992 Send email to Dr. Coonen
JESSICA JOHNSTON, DVM, DACLAM Assoc. Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 265-3240 Send email to Dr. Johnston
CASEY FITZ, DVM Asst. Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 209-7590 Send email to Dr. Fitz
GREG DAGGETT, DVM, MLAS Asst. Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 509-2773 Send email to Dr. Daggett
MELISSA BERG, DVM, MLAS Asst. Research Animal Veterinarian Send email to Dr. Berg

VETERINARY SERVICES SPECIALISTS

STACEY MAVES, CVT, LATG Veterinary Technician 2 (608) 263-3529 Send email to Stacey Maves
DENNY MOHR Senior Surgical O.R Tech/ Emeritus (608) 263-3558 Send email to Denny Mohr

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How does one become a Veterinarian? Please visit the AVMA website below and it will give you all the information that you need.
  • How do you become a Veterinary Technician? Go to the website below of NAVTA and it will give you the requirements and schools and locations in the US.
  • What is the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science? It is a group that serves as the principal means of communication between the individuals and organizations of laboratory animal science
  • Do you have to have special schooling to work with Primates? AALAS, ACLAM and RARC provide training and schooling for research training.
  • Has Animal Research been around for very long? It is one of the oldest specialties in Veterinary Medicine.

RELATED LINKS

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