The qualifications, authority, and percent of time contributed by the veterinarian(s) who will participate in the program are:
Dr. Jackie Frederickson graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and is a licensed D.V.M. in the state of Alaska (License #0172), Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She has been a veterinarian for 29 years and has been working in Alaska for 27 years. Dr. Frederickson is a member of the AVMA, AKVMA, MNVMA, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV), Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), and Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). Recently, she served on the Mayor’s Advisory Board for Anchorage Animal Care and Control for seven years (2000-2007). Dr. Frederickson is currently on the board of directors for the Alaska chapter of the Parrot Education and Adoption Center (AKPEAC). Her current workload at VCA Alaska Pet Care involves seeing dogs and cats (approximately 50% of her patients) and exotic animals (the remaining 50% of her patients are small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, & birds). Dr. Frederickson works approximately 40 hours per week and allocates approximately 5 hours per month (3% of her time) to her duties as UAA’s veterinarian.
Dr. Frederickson will make periodic inspections of the animals, animal facilities, the records of animal care and use, and will advise the researchers and the IACUC regarding the nature of her findings. She will also be available for consultation, teaching, and for veterinary medical care as may be required by the animals. Dr. Frederickson may also inspect field research, at her discretion, or at the request of the IACUC or researcher. Dr. Frederickson will have the direct authority to suspend the use of animals for teaching or research if, in her professional opinion, the animals are not humanely and appropriately cared for. Dr. Frederickson will have the direct or delegated authority to establish immediate changes in the animal care facilities, feeding, or handling of animals, if she deems that such changes are necessary to protect the animals from disease, mishandling, or inhumane treatment. Dr. Frederickson will report any such actions on her part to the IACUC chair, with recommendations for long-term solutions to any serious problems involving animal care and use, or the tracking of such care and use. Dr. Frederickson will be involved in these activities for as much as 3% of her professional time. She is also conveniently employed at a veterinary hospital only blocks from the University.
Should Dr. Frederickson be unavailable, the IACUC will consult with former IACUC vet, Dr. Kathy Burek, the attending veterinarians from University of Alaska Fairbanks (Dr. John Blake), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (Dr. Kimberlee Beckman) or the Alaska SeaLife Center (Dr. Pam Tuomi).