Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, Board Vice President

Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM/PhD, CPIA, is the Director of the Office of Animal Welfare at the University of Washington (UW). She has served in her current role since the fall of 2013. Her career focus is working at the intersection of animal welfare, science and compliance and evaluating how the various areas can work together for a positive outcome. Prior to her position at the UW she worked in various biotech/pharma companies in the Seattle area for 18 years where she held several different positions which included varying responsibilities and combinations of scientist, veterinarian and IACUC/vivarium oversight. She earned her Veterinary Degree from Iowa State University and her PhD in Environmental Toxicology and completed specialized Laboratory Animal Training at the University of Washington. She has been a board member of NWABR for several years and currently serves as one of the Vice Presidents for the organization.


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