UToledo Veterinarian Elected to National Board

January 16, 2020 | News, UToday
By Bailey Sparks

Dr. Lisa Root, attending veterinarian and director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources, has been elected to the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Board of Trustees.

The association serves as an educational resource for more than 13,000 members and maintains relationships with worldwide affiliate organizations with like-minded missions. It also publishes two scientific journals and a variety of educational and public outreach materials; sponsors a national educational meeting; and operates a certification program for laboratory animal technicians, technologists and laboratory managers.


Root will serve a three-year term as trustee representing the Midwest region, which includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

She is passionate about animal care and welfare, and is grateful to be surrounded by others dedicated to this mission and to have the support of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

“I am honored to have been elected to the board of this prestigious organization that works tirelessly to promote laboratory animal welfare, education and public outreach,” Root said. “I value the support the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science gives our industry, and I’m enthusiastic about this opportunity to give back.”

Root recently gave a presentation about one of The University of Toledo’s research projects at the national American Association for Laboratory Animal Science meeting in Denver. She said UToledo has an excellent research program, and she has enjoyed highlighting the University’s successes and putting researchers and animal care staff in the spotlight.

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