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George Sanders, D.V.M., M.S.

Department of Comparative Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

P: 543-4652

Dr. George E. Sanders received his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.  He earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an NIH-sponsored post-doctoral training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine in the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at University of Washington. After earning his Master’s of Science in Comparative Medicine from the Department of Comparative Medicine, he joined the faculty half-time as a Senior Fellow and clinical aquatic animal specialist in the position of Associate Attending Veterinarian for Fish and Amphibians.  He was also the Veterinary Medical Officer for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle, WA at 50% FTE through until 2013. Dr. Sanders is certified as a Fish Pathologist by the American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section. Currently, Dr Sanders is a Lecturer and is the Aquatic Animal Program Director for DCM, which provides multiple resources, training, instruction, regulatory compliance, and coordinates veterinary care for aquatic research animals at the University of Washington.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Molk, D.M, C. Karr-May, E.D., Trang, and G.E. Sanders. 2013. Sanitization Methods for An Automatic RO Watering System: Cleaning up a Biofilm associated with Clinical Consequences. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 52 (2) 1-9.  

Sanders, G.E. 2012. Zebrafish Housing, Husbandry, Health, and Care: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Considerations. ILAR 53(2): 205-207.  

Lawrence, C., D.G. Ennis, C. Harper, M.L. Kent, K. Murray, and G.E. Sanders. 2012. The challenges of implementing pathogen control strategies for fishes used in biomedical research. Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology 155: (1) 160 - 166.  
Garcia, R.L. and G.E. Sanders. 2011. Efficacy of Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures in a Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Facility. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 50 (6) 1 - 6.  

Zebrafish Housing, Husbandry, and Care
Bioconference Live: International Laboratory Animal Science. February 13 – 14, 2013. Webcasted presentation – 60 minutes.

Water Quality Management
Health Management
1 st Annual International Zebrafish Husbandry Course. Tecniplast Congress
Centre. September 26 – 28, 2012. Buguggiate, Varese, Italy

Career Options: Fish Vets in the Lab
Diagnostic Techniques: Histopathology and Necropsy Techniques
Diagnostic Techniques: Neoplasia in Aquatic Species
Diagnostic Techniques: What Zebrafish have taught us
Section: Food Animal/ Equine: Subsection – Aquatic Animal Medicine
Events: 11890, 11898, 11899, 11900
AVMA Convention, August 3 -7, 2012 San Diego, CA, USA

Aquatic Animal Care – Lecture
Don’t be afraid of the water! – Workshop on aquatic water quality testing
AALAS District 8 Meeting, April 11-13, 2012
Hyatt Hotel, Irvine, CA, USA

A Study of the Efficacy of Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures in a Zebrafish Facility
Topic Speaker in the Fish Disease section of the “Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop”
Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Aquaculture America Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA.


Department of Comparative Medicine
Magnuson Health Sciences Building
Rooms I-402 to I-472, Box # 357340
Seattle, Washington 98195-7340
phone: (206) 543-8047
fax: (206) 685-3006

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