Lab Animal Health Director Bobby Brown Retires May 31

Date: 5/19/2011 8:48 am

Bobby Brown, director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Health since 2006, retires from the College of Veterinary Medicine on May 31.

Brown received his D.V.M. from Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. For many years he worked at the Centers for Disease Control as chief of the animal resources branch and as associate director for veterinary public health. He was also a senior assurance officer with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, U.S. Department of Health and Human Sciences.

“During the five years Dr. Brown served as director of Laboratory Animal Health, he contributed significantly to the advancement of the quality of our college,” said Dean Tim Boosinger.  “He guided the college through our last Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) accreditation cycle and he worked tirelessly to help the College of Agriculture and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station achieve AAALAC accreditation for the first time in 2009.  Accreditation by AAALAC is the gold standard for laboratory animal care and contributes in immeasurable ways to Auburn University.” 

Brown served as the contact person for the college on issues related to animal welfare and animal rights. “I also thank him for his advice and assistance with the veterinary medical ethics and veterinary law courses,” said Boosinger.  “These are just a few highlights of his service.”

A retirement reception honoring Brown is to be held May 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Greene Hall.

Contact: Tara Lanier, 334-844-3698,


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