Marian Aline Esvelt, DVM, BS

Marian Esvelt, DVM


ULAM Resident

Job Title

Resident, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM)


Dr. Esvelt began her career in laboratory animal science as an undergraduate, working in a reproductive toxicology lab with rodent models. After college, she worked for a non-profit research company as a transgenic mouse colony manager, managed whole-brain tissue collection, and became LAT certified.

Dr. Esvelt's interest in animal welfare led her to vet school at Washington State University and her experience at the University of Michigan as a summer ASLAP Research Fellow made her want to return for the residency program. She has a passion for training and teaching, and combating compassion fatigue in the field of lab animal science.



Dr. Esvelt's research interests include animal enrichment, pain and analgesia, and venous thrombosis.

Professional Background

  • DVM, Washington State University, 2015
  • BS in Genetics and Cell Biology, Washington State University, 2007
  • Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification, AALAS, 2010



  • Dunbar ML, David EM, Aline MR, Lofgren JL. 2016. Validation of a novel behavioral ethogram for identification of post-operative pain in the guinea pig (Cavia porcellus). JAALAS 55(1):29-34.