Daniel Paré, D.V.M.

Facility Veterinarian, Buildings 4 and 10/11C127
NIAID DIR Animal Care and Use Committee Attending Veterinarian
Chief, CMB Special Projects, Gnotobiotic Research Animal Facility, Mouse Genetics and Gene Modification Section, Taconic Mouse Breeding Contract

Major Areas of Research

  • Genetics
  • Surgery
  • Cryopreservation
  • Assisted reproduction techniques in mice
  • Nomenclature of mouse strains


Dr. Paré has more than 30 years’ experience in laboratory animal care in a variety of roles, with 20 years working in the NIAID Comparative Medicine Branch. He began his career as a U.S. Army Animal Care Specialist (MOS-91T) in 1982 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has also worked as a veterinary technician and supervisor at BioWhittaker (now Lonza), as well as a facility manager with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He left NIH in 1992 to earn his D.V.M. from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After working in clinical practice for a few years, he joined the Comparative Medicine Branch in 1998. 

He currently serves as the

  • Attending veterinarian for the NIAID Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Facility Veterinarian for the Building 4 Gnotobiotic Research Animal Facility and the Building 10 NIAID ACRF Facility
  • Chief of the Mouse Genetics and Gene Modification Section
  • Contract officer representative (COR) for the NIAID Taconic Mouse Breeding Contract
  • Controlled substance program coordinator for the NIAID DIR

Services Offered

  • Nomenclature of mouse strains
  • Cryopreservation
  • Timed mating of rodents
  • Surgical techniques
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