Southwestern Medical Center, UT
Dr. Pritt exemplifies how to be active within AVMA committees and task forces. In 2012, she completed a term on the AVMA Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) where she visited with many federal legislative offices in Washington, DC to promote veterinary medicine. After serving on the 20/20 Commission, she then served on the Governance and Membership Participation Task Force. Currently, she is the Support Activities Section Manager for the AVMA Convention and Meeting Planning Committee, which means she helps plan the AVMA Convention each year. For the past four years, she has served as the Alternate Delegate to the House of Delegates for the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP). In 2013, she started her four year term as a Delegate. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Allied Caucus, an informal gathering of the allied organizations within the HOD.
Upon graduation from veterinary school (Washington State University, 1997), she spent 3 1/2 years in private practice. At that time, she switched career paths and entered into the field of biomedical research. Since then, her career has included numerous leadership positions in industry and academia. Professionally, she has focused on animal welfare and regulatory compliance along with the clinical care of guinea pigs and rabbits. She has numerous publications on all of these topics.
In 2009, she became a Certified Professional Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Administrator and in 2013 she was in the first group of veterinarians to be certified to sit for the new American College of Animal Welfare exam.
Dr. Pritt earned her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Science (MS) in Managerial Science online after graduating from veterinary school. These degrees have given Dr. Pritt a high level view of what veterinarians need to personally work on to become successful in any career path. When mentoring veterinarians and speaking to audiences about professional development, she focuses on how to effectively navigate career changes and how to gain the skills necessary for success.Other leadership positions that Dr. Pritt has held include serving as President of the Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange (LAWTE), Chair for three American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) committees, and member of animal welfare committees for multiple state veterinary medical associations. Dr. Pritt currently resides outside of Dallas, Texas. Her husband is also in the biomedical research field and they share their home with two cats and a geriatric chinchilla.