Helen Valentine, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine , Research Associate Professor
Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology

    About me



    Education & training

    Medical School
    Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, N. Grafton, MA Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
    Undergraduate Degree
    New York University, College of Arts of Sciences, New York, NY Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biology and Psychology
    Cornell University, Center for Animal Resources and Education, Ithaca, NY Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine Master of Science (MS), Comparative Biomedical Sciences


    Phungviwatnikul, T., Valentine, H., de Godoy, M., Swanson, K. (2020). Effects of Diet on Body Weight, Body Composition, Metabolic Status, and Physical Activity Levels of Adult Female Dogs After Spay Surgery. Journal of Animal Science, 98(3), PMID 32064516 or https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa057

    Shomer, N., Williams, A., Newsome, J., Jonnalagadda, M., Slate, A., Hickman, D., Allen-Worthington, K., Valentine, H., Wilkinson, M. (2020). Review of Rodent Euthanasia Methods. Journal of American Association of Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS, PMID: 32138808 or https://doi.org/10.30802/AALAS-JAALAS-19-000084

    Udpa, N., Iyer, S. R., Rajoria, R., Breyer, K. E., Valentine, H., Singh, B., Gao, Y. (2013). Effects of Chitosan Coatings on Polypropylene Mesh for Implantation in a Rat Abdominal Wall Model. Tissue Engineering. Part A, 19(23-24), 2713–2723. PMID 23859182 or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23859182

    Valentine, H., Williams, W. O., & Maurer, K. J. (2012). Sedation or Inhalant Anesthesia before Euthanasia with CO2 Does Not Reduce Behavioral or Physiologic Signs of Pain and Stress in Mice. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS, 51(1), 50–57. PMID: 22330868 or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22330868

    Tyburczy, C., Brenna, M. E., DeMari, J. A., Kothapalli, K. S. D., Blank, B. S., Valentine, H., Brenna, J. T. (2011). Evaluation of Bioequivalency and Toxicological Effects of Three Sources of Arachidonic Acid (ARA) in Domestic Piglets. Food and Chemical Toxicology : an International Journal Published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 49(9).  PMID: 21722692 or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21722692

    Pavek, T. J., Valentine, H., & Bailey, M. M. (2010). Operation of an Air Filtration Device Results in Morbidity and Mortality in Growing Chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS, 49(5), 578–582. PMID: 20858358 or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20858358

    Book Chapters:

    Valentine, H., Daugherity, E.K., Singh, B., & Maurer, K.J. (2012). The Experimental Use of Syrian Hamsters. In M.A. Suckow, K.A. Stevens & R.P. Wilson (Eds.), The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster and Other Rodents (First edition, 875-906).  Waltham, MA: Elsevier.


    Valentine, H. & Maurer, K.J. (2010). Hemorrhagic pulmonary capillaritis associated with anti-neutrophil antibodies in Rag 2 deficient mice. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS 49(5), P21.

    Valentine, H., Maurer, K.J, Singh, B. (2010). Muscular disorder in a purpose-bred Labrador retriever.  American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: AALAS Abstracts, PS22.

    Pavek, T.J., Valentine, H., Schat, K.A. (2009). Adrenal weight as a measure of chronic stress in chickens. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS 48(5), P246.

    Pavek, T.J., Valentine, H., Bailey, M.M. (2009). Intermediate noise intensity results in growth abnormalities in chickens. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS 48(5), P247.

    Alcivar-Warren, A., Meehan-Meola, D., Valentine, H., Das, P. (2007). Allelic and genotypic differences in broodstock from two SPF Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp lines (High Growth and Taura Syndrome Virus-Resistant) using microsatellite genetic markers. Book of Abstracts. World Aquaculture Society 2007.