Upcoming Events

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2019 Greater Virginia Branch Annual Meeting and Vendor Show


Free Registration!!!

Date: 8th, August, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Science Museum of Virginia - Richmond



8-9am:  Vendors setup and arrive

9-9:30am: Members check-in and on-site registration

9:30-9:45: GVB-AALAS business meeting

9:45-11:00: Open Vendor Hall, silent auction begins

11:00-11:45 – Guest Speaker:  Dr. Logan France, DVM, DACLAM, Clinical Veterinarian and Instructor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Contacting Congress: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Recent Legislative Challenges and Responses 

11:45-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:15: Vendor hall dedicated time

1:15-Silent auction bidding ends

1:30-2:15: Guest Speaker: Dr. David Schabdach, DVM, DACLAM, Attending Veterinarian and Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech, Preparing for an AAALAC Site Visit: Perspectives from an Attending Veterinarian

2:15: Silent auction winners announced, door prizes announced

3:00: Museum visit


Get to Know Our Presenters

Presentation: Contacting Congress: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Recent Legislative Challenges and Responses


Dr. Logan France is a Clinical Veterinarian in the Division of Animal Care and an Instructor in Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Plan II Honor and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and in 2018, she testified at the Maryland legislature on behalf of Johns Hopkins regarding an adoption bill. Following her fellowship, Dr. France joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In May 2015, Dr. France received the Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach, awarded by Americans for Medical Progress (AMP). Through this, she founded Biomedical Research Awareness Day, also known as BRAD, a day devoted to honoring the critical role of animals in biomedical research and increase awareness of the importance of biomedical and animal research. She currently serves as the BRAD Program Director for Americans for Medical Progress. 


Dr. Schabdach is the Attending Veterinarian and Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech.  He obtained his DVM from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and a MS in Laboratory Animal Medicine from Penn State University.  Dave worked as a small animal practitioner prior holding veterinary leadership positions at Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Wyeth/Pfizer, Temple University, and the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Schabdach is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and serves on AAALAC International’s Council on Accreditation and NABR’s Board of Directors.