Starting March 4, 2019, Dr. Grace Barnett joined LAR as staff veterinarian. In this role, Dr. Barnett provides clinical veterinary care to laboratory animals housed at Princeton University. She also consults with research faculty and staff on animal use protocols and model development. In addition, Dr. Barnett develops and delivers training to research staff on a variety of laboratory animals science methods related to surgery, anesthesia and aseptic technique.
Dr. Barnett earned her bachelor's degree in biological sciences in 2011 at Wellesley College. In 2015, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and her master's degree in laboratory animal medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She completed her residency training in 2017 at Yale University, where she conducted research on injectable anesthetic agents. Dr. Barnett became a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2018 while she was working at Rutgers University as a clinical veterinarian. She is dedicated to providing clinical care to the wide variety of species in laboratory animal research, and is particularly interested in strategies for providing enriching environments for research species.