Meri DuRand began teaching in the Veterinary Technician program at DCTC in January 2018. She graduated from Globe University in 2011 and interned and has worked at the University of MN Research Animal Resources since 2011.
“Biomedical research has been my life since 2011. I am a certified veterinary technician and have been certified since 2013. I have my Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification (ALAT) and I am working on my Laboratory Animal Technician certification (LAT). I am a volunteer with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), the state representative for the Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians (MAVT), the secretary for the Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians (SLAVT), and a board member on the Minnesota branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)," Meri stated regarding her experience in this field.
Meri has earned her Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification (ALAT) and has had articles published on Antibiotic-induced Disruption of Intestinal Microbiota Contributes to Failure of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, In Vivo Application and Localization of Transcranial Focused Ultrasound Using Dual-Mode Ultrasound Arrays, and has been featured in ALN Magazine.
“I am so excited to be teaching for this great facility and such a great program!,” Meri says about teaching at DCTC.
She loves drag racing up at Brainerd raceway and attending car shows. She also enjoy going up to the cabin and fishing on the lake in the summer and enjoys craft time in the winter months along with ice fishing.