J. Paul Spurlock

ACS Director, Attending Veterinarian

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Full Member

Member Since: 2015

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Professional Bio

Accomplished director, attending veterinarian, consultant, senior veterinary medical officer, and laboratory animal veterinarian with a 27-year plus experience managing research animal and veterinary medical programs for the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pre-Clinical Research Services (PCRS), Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute (SJTRI) and Tulane University, with additional experience in private veterinary hospitals and clinics.
Recognized authority for infectious disease research involving complex and hazardous physical and/or biological agents and processes in biomedical, development or production environments, with or without arthropod transmission. Cited authority on issues of zoonotic diseases for public health research and programs. Professional consultant for vivarium design and renovation, operational review, research animal program oversight and support, development and revision of staff management programs, and animal health record software program development. Creative problem-solver, with proven success conceiving, designing, establishing and coordinating oversight and management of research animal program activities for non-infectious and infectious disease animal research. Extensive experience formulating, designing and developing program policies and objectives for public and private institutions and the federal government, including the CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases as related to animal biosafety level (ABSL) 1- 4 and arthropod containment level (ACL) 1-3 infectious disease research.

Organization Name

Parent: University of Massachusetts Amherst

661 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01003 United States


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Animals Seen

Avian, Bovine, Camelids, Equine, Exotic, Farm, Fish, Food, Laboratory Animals, Large Animal, Ovine, Pocket Pets, Poultry, Rabbits, Reptiles, Ruminant, Small Animal, Swine, Other

Services Offered

Infectious Disease, Pain Management, Pathology, Primary Care


Routine Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery

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