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Ross D. LeClaire, D.V.M., Ph.D., MSS, DABT, Fellow ATS

National Preparedness and Response Science Board Member

Dr. LeClaire currently serves as a Director on the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association Board and as a member of the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) Medical Reserve Corps. Until Nov 2014 he served as President, Lovelace Biomedical and Environmental Research Institute responsible for Federal program development. He also directed the Comparative Medicine, Pathology, Veterinary Research Resources, Biosafety/Security/Surety and Environmental, Safety, and Health groups. From 2004 until 2007 Dr. LeClaire served as a Product Line Manager, Battelle Biomedical Sciences and Technology (BS&T) and Director, Biomedical Research Center (BBRC). He was also responsible for operations of the Eastern Science and Technology Center (Aberdeen, MD) and Chemical Defense Research Group (Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD). Dr. LeClaire served 26 years in the U.S. Army, most recently (2002 to 2004) as Commander, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine-Pacific. Between1997 and 2002 he served as Chief, Toxicology and Aerobiology Division, USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, MD. He also provided oversight of the Biological Defense Research Program at three additional DOD Research Centers. Photograph of Dr. Ross D. LeClaire


Dr. LeClaire is a Fellow with the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. He obtained his DVM degree from the University of Minnesota in 1982, his PhD in Toxicology from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1991 and a Masters in Strategic Sciences from the U.S. Army War College in 2001. His research background, to include medical advisory board appointment, involves the pharmaceutical industry, and support of government research programs for the DHHS, DOS, DOD, DHS, CDC, EPA, and NATO.

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  • This page last reviewed: January 23, 2017