Elizabeth Clemmons, D.V.M.

Assistant Professor | Host Pathogen Interaction, Southwest National Primate Research Center

Research Focus

After graduating from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Clemmons completed a laboratory animal medicine residency and nonhuman primate fellowship at Emory University and Yerkes National Primate Research Center. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Clemmons currently works with multiple nonhuman primate species in support of a variety of research projects including infectious disease and high containment studies. She also investigates factors that influence colony health and management strategies related to breeding and research animal populations. In addition to clinical and research related animal work, Dr. Clemmons devotes time to community outreach in support of biomedical research and raising awareness about compassion fatigue.


Main Technologies and Methods Used

  • Animal model development
  • Experimental and clinical surgery
  • Anesthesia support and postoperative care