Marcel Perret-Gentil, DVM, MS
University Veterinarian & Director
Laboratory Animal Resources Center
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Dr. Marcel Perret-Gentil is the University Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), President of Perret-Gentil Lab Animal Veterinary Services and Managing Director of A&C and Associates. He is the Attending Veterinarian of The University of Texas at San Antonio, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, XenoSTART, and Crown Scientific. His academic background includes a degree in Animal Science (1979), a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (1987), a residency (1998), a master’s degree in Comparative Medicine and Experimental Surgery (1999), and a post-doctorate in minimally invasive surgery (1999). As a veterinarian and prior to his current positions, he had been employed by the US Army, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Merck, University of Florida, and Texas Tech HSC.
To date, Dr. Perret-Gentil has published or contributed to 66 papers, articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He has presented 464 special presentations at various academic and research institutions in national and international forums.
He serves or has served as a consultant to various (33 in total) governments, the biotechnology industry, and institutions of higher education in the US and abroad. He serves as ad hoc Specialist for AAALAC International (having completed 48 site visits). Dr. Perret-Gentil has advised his institution as well as other institutions as consultant on matters related to the care of laboratory animals and to obtain AAALAC accreditation in the US and abroad. He has participated in the process and preparations of AAALAC in eight institutions as host having completed a total of 17 site visits.