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Mark Sharpless, MBA, JM, CMAR, RVT, VTS-Lab Animal Medicine (OC)

Certification

  • VTS-Lab Animal Medicine (OC)
  • Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist
  • Certified Manager of Animal Resources
  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator

Education

  • Currently enrolled in the Juris Master program at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • BBA-Veterinary Technology Management; The State University of New York-Delhi; 2010
  • AAS-Animal Health Technology; Median School of Allied Health Careers, Pittsburgh PA; 1985

Current Professional Activities

  • Operations Manager for Yerkes National Primate Research Center - Lawrenceville Field Station
  • Member of Emory University IACUC
  • Member of The Laboratory Animal Management Association.

Past Professional Activities

  • Operations Manager - Hahnemann University and the Women's Medical College of PA- 8 years
  • Research Technician - Pocono Rabbit Farm and Laboratory for 8 years
  • Veterinary Technician at various private clinics over the years.

Awards

  • Emory University Award of Distinction 2001

Special Interest

  • My interests include animal care and welfare, technician training and professional development, and facility management.

Memberships

  • National member of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • Member of SouthEastern Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • Member of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
  • Member of Georgia Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association
  • Member of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

Relationships

  • I live with my 3 pit bull retriever mixes, Homer, Haley and 3-legged Brady. We share the place with a pot bellied pig named Elley and a black cat named Angus.

Hobbies

  • When I am not working or studying I enjoy hanging out at the lake and boating. I also enjoy photography.

What I like Most About VSPN

  • I like that VSPN provides an easy opportunity for veterinary professionals to communicate about a variety of topics. There is generally someone out there that can provide you with the information or a place to locate it.


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