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Reid Patterson

Posted April 02, 2006

Reid Patterson

2006 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. Reid Patterson, '69

Dr. Reid Patterson has made several significant contributions to society through veterinary medicine over the past 35 years. He is a consummate professional who has served in numerous high-ranking positions within global healthcare companies, managing as many as 400 R&D professional and technical pharmaceutical specialists. Patterson has broad international experience, including worldwide regulatory, scientific and managerial responsibilities for preclinical and metabolic issues. Furthermore, he has served in professional leadership roles in a variety of veterinary medicine professional committees. Patterson has been president of two major professional organizations for veterinary pathologists in the U.S., the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the Society of Toxicologic Pathologists, and he is currently chairman for the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology and vice president and board member of the C.L. Davis, DVM Foundation.

Patterson received his PhD in 1976 in Comparative Pathology from the University of Missouri and is a board-certified Diplomate in three different specialties: laboratory animal medicine (DACLAM, 1976), veterinary pathology (DACVP, 1978) and general toxicology (DABT, 1981). Patterson also serves on the board of a not-for-profit organization, Community Youth Network, which supports children and families who suffer from abuse. He now operates his own consulting business and serves as an invaluable resource for companies that conduct pharmaceutical safety testing.

He and his wife, Mary Lee, split their time between their homes in Bonita Springs, Florida, and Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The Pattersons have a daughter, Keli, and a son, Chris.

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