Cara Clouse, DVM
Dr. Clouse is the strategic and tactical coordinator of animal-based pre-clinical research projects. As a compliance officer and Institutional Animal Care and Use committee liaison, she counsels primary investigators regarding adherence to federal, state, local, and institutional regulations. Her purview includes managing daily operations, executing animal use proposals, and assisting in the design, planning, and implementation of translational research strategies.
She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and focused laboratory animal medicine and surgical training as a fellow at the National Institutes of Health.
Upon finishing her degree, she became a laboratory animal veterinarian in the non-human primate research and breeding industry. She led a team of animal care staff, sales, marketing, and facility management professionals, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians at a colony of over two-thousand non-human primates of varying species and successfully completed academic, industrial, and federal contracts.
She has presented her experiences and knowledge of laboratory animal medicine at national meetings, universities and industrial research institutes. She is a member of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (national and local chapter), the North Carolina Academy of Laboratory Animal Medicine, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Primate Veterinarians.
Her fluency in the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 (United States Code Title 7, Chapter 54), the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals ensures that her consultation is relevant, accurate, and functional. She also serves a Veterinary Medical Officer at-large in the United States Department of Agriculture.