MISTY WILLIAMS-FRITZE, DVM, MS, DACLAM – CBSET DIRECTOR OF VETERINARY SERVICES & TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

CELEBRATING 11 YEARS AT CBSET... Dr. Williams-Fritze joined CBSET in 2012. She is responsible for developing surgical models, performing procedures to meet Sponsors’ needs and ensuring regulatory compliance with applicable agencies, and overall management of the vivarium and oversight and training of CBSET’s technical staff.

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DR. MISTY WILLIAMS-FRITZE

1: She is a key opinion leader in animal laboratory medicine.

Dr. Williams-Fritze holds a DVM and MS in Laboratory Animal Medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and an M.S. in Biotechnology from Worcester State University; and is a Diplomate of ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine). Prior to joining CBSET, she completed a residency in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine (2010) and was Assistant Director for Lab Animal Services at Georgia Health Sciences University (2010-2012). She is a co-author on 14 published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, including International Journal of Toxicology, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, ALN Magazine, Lab Animal, Cells Tissues Organs, Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (LASPro), and Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Additionally, she has presented multiple platform sessions and posters at national conferences. Dr. Williams-Fritze assures research animals are provided gold-standard veterinary care in accordance with the expectations of AAALAC International.

2: She is active in the comparative medicine community.

Dr. Williams-Fritze is a contributing member of American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), an organization of professionals employed worldwide in academia, government, and private industry, dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains which benefit people and animals. In addition, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Master of Science in Laboratory Animal Medicine Program at the renowned Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the Eisai Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery (G2D2), Smith College, Alexion LogicBio Therapeutics, and Bruker BioSpin. Additionally, she is a Consulting Veterinarian for LFB USA.

3: She is a diplomate of ACLAM.

As a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), Dr. Williams-Fritze is a board-certified veterinary specialist in the field of comparative medicine. She regards the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing to be a privilege, rather than a right, carrying with it ethical responsibilities for humane care and use. “Through our training and experience, laboratory animal veterinarians are uniquely qualified to diagnose and manage conditions that may impact the health and well-being of research animals or affect research outcomes,” she says. “Consequently, lab animal veterinarians and other laboratory animal professionals play a vital role in the ethical conduct of research that uses animals. Diplomates of ACLAM, especially, are passionate about our responsibility.”