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Gordon R. Gathright, DVM




Dr. Gordon Gathright, Supervisory Attending Veterinarian for the National Wildlife Research Center, oversees a staff of approximately ten animal care specialists. He and his staff are responsible for the daily health and care of animal species housed for scientific study by NWRC scientists. He also serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Biosafety Committee, and the Biocontainment Oversight Committee for the Center, and is a member of the WS Immobilization and Euthanasia Committee.

NWRC Research Area: Animal Care Unit


  • D.V.M., Oklahoma State University
  • M.P.H., University of Oklahoma
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University

Contact Information

  • Address: Wildlife Services, NWRC, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
  • Telephone: 970.266.6204
  • Fax: 970.266.6203

Recent Publications:


Horn, C. C., B. A. Kimball, H. Wang, J. Kaus, S. Dienel, A. Nagy, G. R. Gathright, B. J. Yates, and P. L. Andrews. 2013. Why Can't Rodents Vomit? A Comparative Behavioral, Anatomical, and Physiological Study. PloS one 8:e60537