New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Associate Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Director for Diagnostic Services and Quality Assurance, University of Pennsylvania - University Laboratory Animal Resources

Clinical Specialties: Research animal veterinary care, including preventive care and management of spontaneous and protocol-related disease, infectious diseases in rodents, husbandry, medicine and oversight of aquatics.
Research Areas: Infectious disease management and eradication in rodent colonies, aquatic medicine, husbandry and oversight, refinements in the care of research animals.
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As lab animal veterinarians, one of our most important duties is to ensure that our patients receive the best management and with minimal pain and distress while they are under our care. I am interested in pain assessment, better analgesic intervention, and enrichment in research animals, particularly rodents and aquatics.

My clinical responsibilities include providing/overseeing veterinary care for research animals of many species to include rodents, pigs, sheep, dogs, fish, and frogs across the University of Pennsylvania campus. I also participate in the training of veterinary students and veterinary residents who want to specialize in laboratory animal medicine.

Rodriguez, I., Philips, B. H., Miedel, E. L., Bright, L. A., LaTourette Ii, P. C., Carty, A. J., Witschey, W. R., Gorman, R. C., Gorman Iii, J. H., Marx, J. O. Hydromorphone-induced Neurostimulation in a Yorkshire Swine (Sus scrofa) after Myocardial Infarction Surgery J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 58: 601-605, 2019.

Wallace, C. K., Bright, L. A., Marx, J. O., Andersen, R. P., Mullins, M. C., Carty, A. J. Effectiveness of Rapid Cooling as a Method of Euthanasia for Young Zebrafish (Danio rerio) J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 57: 58-63, 2018.

Johnston, J. M., Philips, B. H., Carty, A. J., Klein, P. S., Brice, A. K. Collagenoma in an African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis) Comp Med 66: 21-4, 2016.

Philips, B. H., Crim, M. J., Hankenson, F. C., Steffen, E. K., Klein, P. S., Brice, A. K., Carty, A. J. Evaluation of Presurgical Skin Preparation Agents in African Clawed Frogs (Xenopus laevis) J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 54: 788-98, 2015.

Pritchette, L. A., Carty, A. J., Katz, M. G., Fargnoli, A. S., Kirsch, J., Bridges, C. R. Swallow syncope after cardiac surgery in a sheep Vet Surg 42: 898-899, 2013.

Wilson, J. M., Bunte, R. M., Carty, A. J. Evaluation of rapid cooling and tricaine methanesulfonate (MS222) as methods of euthanasia in zebrafish (Danio rerio) J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 48: 785-789, 2009.

Carty, A. J. Opportunistic infections of mice and rats: Jacoby and Lindsey revisited ILAR J 49: 272-276, 2008.

Ginsberg, G., Cope, C., Shah, J., Martin, T., Carty, A., Habecker, P., Kaufmann, C., Clerc, C., Nuutinen, J. P., Tormala, P. In vivo evaluation of a new bioabsorbable self-expanding biliary stent Gastrointest Endosc 58: 777-784, 2003.

Carty, A. J., Franklin, C. L., Riley, L. K., Besch-Williford, C. Diagnostic polymerase chain reaction assays for identification of murine polyomaviruses in biological samples Comp Med 51: 145-149, 2001.

Criley, J. M., Carty, A. J., Besch-Williford, C. L., Franklin, C. L. Coxiella burnetii infection in C.B-17 scid-bg mice xenotransplanted with fetal bovine tissue Comp Med 51: 357-360, 2001.

Mdurvwa, E. G., Ogunbiyi, P. O., Reddy, P. G., Gakou, H. S., Sodeke, S. O., Carty, A. J. Changes in serum antioxidant concentrations during infection with caprine lentivirus Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 41 Suppl 1: S65-72, 1995.

BS (Animal Science) Tuskegee University, 1992

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Tuskegee University , 1992

MS (Veterinary Pathobiology) University of Missouri, 1998