Dr. Bettina Schemera Named Associate Director of Lab Animal Health

Date: 6/22/2012 1:57 pm

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has named Bettina Schemera, D.V.M., Ph.D., as associate director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Health.  

"Dr. Schemera has a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence which make her a valuable asset to the animal resource program at the College of Veterinary Medicine," said Pat Rynders, Division of Laboratory Animal Health director.

“Dr. Schemera brings a wealth of experience from private practice and from her role as an attending veterinarian in the program. We are very fortunate to have her as associate director of Laboratory Animal Health,” said Calvin Johnson, College of Veterinary Medicine interim dean.

Dr. Schemera received her D.V.M. in 1984 and her Ph.D. in 1987 from Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany.  For 15 years she served as a small animal practitioner and surgeon in Santiago, Chile, where she owned a veterinary practice. In 2005 she became unit veterinarian for the Scott-Ritchey Research Center and the Southeastern Raptor Center at Auburn University. In 2008 Dr. Schemera was appointed as a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Laboratory Animal Health.

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