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Amanda N. Knutsen, RVT, RLATG

Post Approval Monitoring (PAM) Administrator

Working directly in the Office of Animal Welfare and supporting the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Amanda acts as a liaison between the research community and the IACUC. She monitors animal research activities (including biomedical, teaching and training), provides guidance to research staff on regulations, best practices and IACUC policies, and assists in investigating animal welfare concerns under the request of the IACUC. Also, she attends the monthly IACUC meetings and participates in the semiannual/routine inspections.

Amanda received her AAS in Veterinary Technology from the AVMA accredited program at Fairmont State College (WV). She worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in small animal practice for 5 years and in the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources at WVU for 12 years. She joined the Office of Animal Welfare in January 2018.