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3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Laike St. A. Stewart, DVM, Diplomate, ACLAM
Karen E. Burke
Senior Director and Attending Veterinarian, Department of Veterinary Resources

Effectively builds cross-functional teams that can achieve business and research objectives while assuring optimal animal welfare and regulatory compliance.



With almost 20 years of experience developing and directing animal care and use programs in the academic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, Dr. Stewart is board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and is a leader in the field of laboratory animal science and biomedical research. His areas of expertise include husbandry and operations, animal biosecurity, facility design and operation, project management, public speaking and training, preclinical studies, drug safety and toxicology research, quality assurance and licensure support for IND and NDA entities, regulatory compliance, translational medicine and transgenic models. He is results oriented with the ability to work in an autonomous and proactive manner, with a proven ability to manage multiple projects while meeting challenging deadlines. Dr. Stewart is a team player with the ability to make independent and timely decisions. He is self-motivated with demonstrated leadership, communication, interpersonal, problem solving, negotiation, and organizational skills. He consistently demonstrates a desire for continuous personal growth and development, while maintaining a nurturing positive environment for his staff.

Education and Training

Diplomate – American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, 2006

Postdoctoral Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1999-2002

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, 1995-1999

BS, Bates College (Biology), 1991-1995

Professional Memberships

American College of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ACLAM), 2006-

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 1999-2013

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), 1999-

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP), 2012-

Publication Review Committee – AVMA, 2015-

Manuscript Review Committee – Lab Animal (NY), 2014-

Vice Chair ASLAP Animal Welfare Committee (AWC), 2014-2017

AALAS Educational Resource Committee (ERC), 2013-2015

Professional Awards

Dean’s List, Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, 1995-1998

Cum Laude Graduate, Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine

Member of Phi Zeta Veterinary National Honor Society

Dean’s List, Bates College, 1994-1995

Personal Interests

Youth sports coach (Lower Merion Soccer)

Education and Outreach (AALAS)