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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
A legacy of life-saving research and humane animal care

Veterinary Services Unit

Veterinary Services team
Veterinary Services activities are primarily divided into 2 areas of emphasis: Clinical Care and Protocol Implementation. Veterinary Services provides the medical and technical coverage to meet the ever-expanding needs of the animals and researchers at the Primate Center. This service is headed by Saverio (Buddy) Capuano lll, DVM, DACLAM, Associate Director for Animal Services/Attending Veterinarian, pictured here second from the left with some of the veterinary services and care staff.

Contact Information

Services Supported

  • Clinical Care
  • Personnel Training
  • Protocol Development
  • Radiographic Imaging
  • Ultrasonic imaging
  • Surgical Support
  • Endoscopy and Laparoscopy
  • Biannual Colony Physical Exams
  • Outreach Technical Training
  • Research Support

Key Personnel

Saverio “Buddy” Capuano, DVM, DACLAM Attending Veterinarian (608) 263-3571 Send email to Dr. Capuano
Kevin Brunner, DVM Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 265-9069 Send email to Dr. Brunner
Jenny Coonen, DVM, DACLAM Assoc. Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 890-2978 Send email to Dr. Coonen
Casey Fitz, DVM Asst. Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 209-7590 Send email to Dr. Fitz
Michele Harke, DVM Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 265-3240 Send email to Dr. Harke
Shreya Patel Larson, DVM Assoc. Research Animal Veterinarian (608) 209-2190 Send email to Dr. Larson
Denny Mohr Senior Surgical O.R Tech/ Emeritus (608) 263-3558 Send email to Denny Mohr
Stacey Maves, CVT, LATG Veterinary Technician 2 (608) 263-3529 Send email to Stacey Maves
Joelle Rose Veterinary Technician 2 Send email to Joelle Rose

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does one become a Veterinarian? Please visit the AVMA website below and it will give you all the information that you need.
  • How do you become a Veterinary Technician? Go to the website below of NAVTA and it will give you the requirements and schools and locations in the US.
  • What is the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science? It is a group that serves as the principal means of communication between the individuals and organizations of laboratory animal science
  • Do you have to have special schooling to work with Primates? AALAS, ACLAM and RARC provide training and schooling for research training.
  • Has Animal Research been around for very long? It is one of the oldest specialties in Veterinary Medicine.

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