A Specialized Preclinical Resource
About Preclinical Translational Services
We provide high-caliber clinical veterinary, investigative surgical, and technical expertise, as well as advice about study design and animal model development. We are experienced in large animal models such as pigs, sheep and nonhuman primates. We offer whatever level of support you need, including as-needed technical assistance, surgical procedures, clinical care and oversight, or coordinating all aspects of the preclinical study in collaboration with you.
Preclinical Translational Services adds distinct value to studies by giving investigators access to a scalable team of expert veterinarian clinicians and surgeons and highly trained technical staff who partner with faculty to conduct preclinical research protocols.
The team is led by Susan Appt, DVM, associate professor and section head of Comparative Medicine / Pathology, and Heather DeLoid, DVM, assistant professor of Comparative Medicine and associate surgical research veterinarian. DeLoid has surgical expertise in a wide variety of animal models and serves on the Wake Forest IACUC. The technical staff of Preclinical Translational Services has over 30 years combined research experience.
Surgical and Anesthetic Expertise
Clinical Veterinary Capabilities
Large animal studies