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Tamara Ford, DVM, MPH

Resident, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM)

ULAM Resident

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM)

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Dr. Ford received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Iowa State University and her Master of Public Health and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri.

She was first introduced to laboratory animal medicine after working for a lab that was evaluating the efficacy of therapeutics being developed for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) I, IIIB, and VII. There, she became drawn to the importance and complexity of using animal models to study the progression of human genetic diseases.

During veterinary school, Dr. Ford completed summer research fellowships in Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and the equine gut microbiome.


Dr. Ford’s research interests include behavior, welfare, and models of genetic disease.

Professional Background

  • DVM, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, 2024
  • MPH, University of Missouri School of Health Professions, 2023
  • BS in Biology, Iowa State University, 2020


Ford T, McAdams ZL, Townsend KS, Martin LM, Johnson PJ, Ericsson AC. Effect of Sugar Beet Pulp on the Composition and Predicted Function of Equine Fecal Microbiota. Biology. 2023; 12(9):1254. co-authors.

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