Cynthia S. Gillett is the Institutional Veterinarian and Director of Research Animal Resources at the University of Minnesota. In this capacity, Cyd is responsible for administration of the animal care and use program and for regulatory oversight, compliance and training related to animal care and use. Dr. Gillett earned her veterinary degree from Michigan State University and is an ACLAM board-certified laboratory animal veterinarian. Dr. Gillett is a Council Member Emeritus of AAALAC International and is active in many laboratory animal professional organizations including having served as a Board Member and President of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and on many committees for AALAS and ACLAM. She is the chapter author for “Animal Housing and Use Sites” in The IACUC Handbook, 1st and 2nd editions. Cyd lives in St Paul, MN with her lab animal vet husband, Dan, has 2 kids named Abe and Lydia, rides Justin at the Windy Ridge Ranch, and recommends the book “A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana” to anyone who likes to laugh.