Katrina L. Mealey, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DACVCP

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Dr. Katrina Mealey obtained a degree in Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico. She earned her DVM from Colorado State University and then completed a small animal internship at the University of Minnesota. She continued her training at Texas A&M University where she completed two residencies, (small animal internal medicine and veterinary clinical pharmacology). She also earned a PhD in pharmacology from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Mealey is currently a Regents Professor and Endowed Chair at Washington State University and is the Director of the Program in Individualized Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research in the field of veterinary pharmacogenetics has generated several patents that have been licensed by 9 different companies on four continents. Her discoveries have dramatically improved drug safety in veterinary patients. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed research articles, contributed numerous book chapters and has authored a book (Pharmacotherapeutics for Veterinary Dispensing). She is the recipient of the WSU Woman of the Year Award, Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, and numerous other national, regional, and university-level awards. Dr. Mealey was elected a Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors in 2017 and elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2020.

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