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Lon Kendall named director of Laboratory Animal Resources

February 4, 2013

Bill Farland, vice president for Research, has named Dr. Lon Kendall director of Laboratory Animal Resources at the university after conducting a nationwide search.

Kendall has served as interim director for the past year and also serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

“Dr. Kendall has done a fantastic job for us in this critical unit, which provides care for a diverse set of species and research programs located on three different CSU campuses,” said Farland, whose office oversees Laboratory Animal Resources. “He takes pride in identifying methods to streamline processes while being fiscally responsible so resources remain focused on research as well as operations. At the same time, he is committed to uphold and advance CSU’s reputation as a leader in research animal welfare.”

Campuswide animal facilities

Kendall oversees animal facilities that serve investigators with programs in infectious disease, oncology, reproductive biology, exercise physiology, agricultural sciences and other disciplines.

His office also makes a 10-12 week summer internship program available for first- or second-year veterinary students as funds allow. The program provides students with exposure to practical and clinical laboratory animal medicine and biomedical research and assigns students to a summer research project in an aspect of laboratory animal/comparative medicine. As director, he will work with Dr. Sue VandeWoude, who oversees the residency training program in laboratory animal/comparative medicine at CSU.

Kendall graduated with his DVM from CSU in 1994 and completed his residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine and his PhD in Veterinary Pathobiology in 2000 at the University of Missouri. Upon completing his degree, he took a position at the University of California-Davis where he served as an associate professor and veterinarian for the Comparative Pathology Laboratory, and eventually as director for the Center for Laboratory Animal Science and Campus Veterinarian overseeing the animal care program.

He is an active member of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners, and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science,. The Lon V. Kendall Sacramento Valley AALAS Member of the Year Award was created in his honor in 2008.

Go to Laboratory Animal Resources for more information.

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