Department of Surgery
Kerith Luchins is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her residency in laboratory animal medicine at the Tulane National Primate Research Center. During her residency, she was responsible for supporting the infectious disease research program. She also completed two hypothesis-driven research projects that were accepted by the Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, including a study examining the ability to sanitize manzanita wood, a popular enrichment device, using standard cage-washing procedures; and one that assessed alopecia in nonhuman primates, using diagnostics standard to traditional veterinary animal medicine.
Most recently, she was a senior clinical veterinarian in the Research Animal Resource Center, which serves both Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. In addition to her academic appointment, Luchins is a clinical veterinarian at the University’s Animal Resources Center. She is a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.