Speaker | KATHRYN BAYNE 

KATHRYN BAYNE 

MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB. Chief Executive Officer. AAALAC International. She is past Chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Committee and was the inaugural Chair of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioner’s Animal Welfare Committee. Dr. Bayne was the 2009 recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Award and the 2012 recipient of the Charles River Prize.

Dr. Bayne is Chief Executive Officer for AAALAC International, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary assessment and accreditation programs.  Prior to this position she worked at the National Institutes of Health leading a research program on nonhuman primate psychological well-being and environmental enrichment programs for primates, dogs, cats and swine.   She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and of the American College of Animal Welfare.  She is also a certified applied animal behaviorist, and has published extensively in laboratory animal behavior and welfare.   Dr. Bayne has held several leadership positions including service as President of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, the Association of Primate Veterinarians, as well as the District of Columbia Veterinary Medical Association. She is past Chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Committee and was the inaugural Chair of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioner’s Animal Welfare Committee. Dr. Bayne was the 2009 recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Award and the 2012 recipient of the Charles River Prize. 

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