Department of Surgery
Jessica Felgenhauer is a veterinarian board-certified in laboratory animal medicine whose focus is on animal welfare, animal research ethics, and biosafety. She teaches courses on animal models of human diseases, the ethical treatment of research animals, and biologic variables in research. She also serves on the University of Chicago’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Her work has been published in Comparative Medicine and Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
Felgenhauer earned a BA in integrative biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She earned her DVM from Colorado State University and an MS in comparative animal medicine from the University of Washington, in Seattle. Most recently she served as a clinical veterinarian and veterinary technician manager at the University of Minnesota.