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Rebecca Davies

CVMVMC2 – Image – 180x222 – Rebecca Davies

Associate Professor

Director, Quality Central

Contact Information:
Phone: 612-626-0168
Email: rdavies@umn.edu

310 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108


  • PhD. University of Minnesota, 1991

Areas of  Interests

  • Quality practices in regulated and non-regulated biomedical research
  • Laboratory quality assurance
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Quality Assurance in University Settings
  • Quality Assurance training programs

Clinical Interests

  • Comparative endocrinology
  • Metabolic testing (cytokines)
  • Xenotransplantation as a cure for diabetes
  • Establishment of reference intervals
  • Analytical method validation

Instructional Areas

  • Freshman endocrinology
  • Quality Assurance


For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Current Funding

  • Determination of breed-specific reference ranges for assessing thyroid function in several breeds. AKC/CHF
  • Determination of breed-specific reference intervals for assessing thyroid function in American Collies. American Collie Foundation.
  • Assessing stress responses in rehabilitated raptors through fecal hormone monitoring. Morris Animal Foundation
  • Evaluation of a TSH (thyrotopin) stimulation test protocol for use in the alpaca. Alpaca Research Foundation


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