World Vet Association
Patricia Turner is a research animal veterinarian and pathologist who works as Corporate Vice-President, Global Animal Welfare for Charles River Laboratories. In this role, she is responsible for assessing welfare risks and developing animal welfare policy and related training for the company’s sites around the world. Turner is also a Professor Emerita at the University of Guelph. where she worked previously in the Department of Pathobiology. Her lab conducted research in areas of both infectious disease and applied animal welfare, and she continues to conduct research in animal welfare science with her research group at Charles River and graduate students at Guelph. Turner is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the American Board of Toxicology (ABT), and the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine, and she is President of the World Veterinary Association.