Sinclair Consultants

Sinclair is privileged to have Dr. Michael Swindle as a swine consultant for technical services for our clients. Dr. Swindle has an enviable career in the field of laboratory animals and he has been a pillar in the recognition of the benefits and standardization of the miniature swine use in biomedical research. Questions can be addressed directly to him from the information provided below.

Abbreviated curriculum vitae of Dr. Michael Swindle

Michael Swindle, D.V.M., Diplomate ACLAM & ECLAM, was formerly the Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources and Professor & former Chairman in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was employed at MUSC from 1985-2013. He currently holds Professor Emeritus status in the Department of Comparative Medicine. Today he serves in a private lecturing and consulting capacity with International Swine Consulting of North Carolina,

Dr. Swindle received his B.S. degree (1968) and his D.V.M. degree (1969), both from Texas A & M University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (1982) and a Defacto Specialist, European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (2001). He was in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps from 1969 to 1972; in private veterinary practice from 1972 to 1979; and at Johns Hopkins Medical School from 1979-1985.

He has served the following professional organizations either as a member of the board of directors, committee chairman and/or officer: American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care; American Association for Laboratory Animal Science; American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; American Heart Association; Academy of Surgical Research; S.C. Consortium for Comparative Medicine; American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners; DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation; European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He is the recipient of the Smithy Research Award from the American Heart Association, the Von Recum Award from the Academy of Surgical Research, and the Brewer Scientific Achievement Award from the Animal Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

His publications and presentations are as follows: Abstracts (109), Journal Articles (70), Books & Book Chapters (40), and Oral Presentations (>300). He has been primary investigator or co-investigator on >$12 million in grant funding.

Book Announcement

A third edition of: Swindle, MM: Swine in the Laboratory: Surgery, Anesthesia, Imaging, and Experimental Techniques, has been released by CRC Press in Boca Raton, Florida.

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