David G Besselsen

Research Interests

David Besselsen, DVM, PhD, is the Director of University Animal Care (UAC), the Attending Veterinarian, and Interim Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a board-certified specialist (Diplomate) in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Pathology. In addition to his administrative and service responsibilities, Dr. Besselsen is actively engaged in research through the provision of comparative pathology support for rodent and other animal models. He has directed UAC Pathology Services since his arrival at the UA in 1995 and has over 75 peer-reviewed publications. UAC Pathology Services provides diagnostic and comparative pathology support for the research animals and research animal facilities at the University of Arizona. Capabilities include hematology, blood chemistry, necropsy, histologic preparation and interpretation, and many others.