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Geary "Chip" Smith, DVM, MS
Geary "Chip" Smith
Technical Director, Comparative Medicine Services Core

Dr. Smith is a laboratory animal medicine veterinarian. As Technical Director of the CCMT Comparative Medicine Services Core, he helps guide promising therapeutics and devices from discovery and developmental studies through nonclinical studies.



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Dr. Smith serves in a research support role, with a primary goal to help translate novel therapies and medical devices from basic research stages through nonclinical testing and into first-in-human clinical trials. He leads a talented group of animal husbandry, veterinary, regulatory, and quality assurance team members who all partner with principal investigators or external study sponsors and their staff to ensure the process of achieving approval for the initiation of clinical trials is efficient, thorough, and complies with the highest level of welfare considerations.

Currently, Dr. Smith is active in developing novel surgical procedures for drug delivery, safety, efficacy, and biodistribution testing of gene therapy products, and providing support for cardiovascular and pulmonary research programs.

Education and Training

BS, Indiana University Bloomington (Biology, Animal Behavior), 2001

MS, Purdue University Northwest (Biological Sciences), 2004

MS, Georgia State University (Biological Sciences, Neurobiology & Behavior), 2006

DVM, University of Georgia (Public & Corporate Veterinary Medicine), 2012

Residency, Emory University (Laboratory Animal Medicine), 2014

Fellowship, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Nonhuman Primate Medicine), 2015

Titles and Academic Titles

Technical Director, Comparative Medicine Services Core

Professional Memberships

Association of Primate Veterinarians, 2012 -

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2008 -

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners, 2008 -

American Veterinary Medical Association, 2008 -