Comparative Medicine Branch
Julie A. Holdridge DVM, DACLAM
Facility Veterinarian, Building 50, Room B331A
D.V.M., Mississippi State UniversityB.S., Virginia Tech
Dr. Holdridge began her career in the field of laboratory animal medicine at Virginia Tech where she worked as a technician for several years following completion of her bachelor’s degree. She worked with a variety of species including rodents, dogs, pigs, horses, cattle, sheep and poultry and earned her ALAT certification. Dr. Holdridge graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and went on to complete a residency program in laboratory animal medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center. There she gained specialized skills and training in rodent surgical techniques, primate behavior and medicine, husbandry of aquatic animals, and anesthesia and analgesia of many laboratory species. Dr. Holdridge has research interests in rodent clinical care and aseptic surgical techniques.
Following residency, Dr. Holdridge joined the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland for a fellowship position where she worked primarily with rodent models of cancer research. Dr. Holdridge was promoted to a program Veterinarian, and shortly after passed her specialty boards exam in laboratory animal medicine to achieve diplomate status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Holdridge has a passion for mentoring, teaching, and training and looks forward to doing so in building 50 where she resides as the facility veterinarian for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.