Elizabeth Clemmons, D.V.M.

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

Research Focus

Dr. Clemmons has worked with nonhuman primates in biomedical research since graduating from veterinary school in 2013.  She completed residency and fellowship training at Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Emory University). She has been a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine since 2016.

Dr. Clemmons currently works with multiple species including baboons, macaques, marmosets and rodents.  She provides support for infectious disease and vaccine research along with a variety of other research projects. Dr. Clemmons is involved in the development of novel sample collection and animal identification techniques in support of maintaining strong animal research models. 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 other topics such as raising awareness about compassion fatigue and community outreach in support of biomedical research.


Main Technologies and Methods Used

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