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About  Jeffrey Wimsatt

Veterinarian Dr. Jeffrey Wimsatt serves West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, as professor in its School of Medicine and as director of its Office of Lab Animal Resources. In these positions, he manages animal welfare issues related to the animals under care of West Virginia University. Additionally, Dr. Jeffrey Wimsatt conducts original research that has been published in such outlets as the American Journal of Primatology, the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, and many others.

A scholar active in his broader professional world, Dr. Jeffrey Wimsatt belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. His background in animal care includes a period as chief of zoo and wildlife medicine services with the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Fort Collins, Colorado.

In his private life, Dr. Wimsatt enjoys reading popular nonfiction works like Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond and Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman and Ralph Leighton. To stay active, he participates in such outdoor sports as mountain biking.

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Professor and Director

West Virginia University, School of Medicine


Jan 1985Jan 1987

Residency, Primate Medicine, VMTH/CPRC

University of California at Davis
Jan 1981Jan 1985

DVM, Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University
Jan 1977Jan 1980

BS, Biological Sciences

Cornell University