Gallant

Advisors

Dori Borjesson DVM, PhD, MPVM

Dori Borjesson DVM, PhD, MPVM

Advisor

Dr. Borjesson has been Washington State University dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine since July 2020 after more than a decade at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she established herself as a respected pioneer and leader in the field of veterinary medicine. She served in various leadership roles at UC-Davis, including as chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; director of the Clinical Regenerative Medicine Laboratory; and inaugural director of the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cure. She specialized in adult-derived stem cell research and spent her last 12 years at UC-Davis examining how stem cells alter the immune system. A board-certified veterinary clinical[...]

Boaz Arzi DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

Boaz Arzi DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

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Dr. Boaz Arzi is a Professor of Dentistry and Oral surgery at the department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Arzi completed the residency-training program in dentistry and oral surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine and two years fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and the European Veterinary Dental College(EVDC). Dr. Arzi is also a Founding Fellow of the AVDC in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Arzi’s clinical and research focus is on oral maxillofacial disorders and regenerative solutions in dogs and cats. His lab also investigates TMJ disorders and treatments across species. Dr. Ar[...]

Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

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Dr. Quimby received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a small animal rotating internship in Sacramento, CA. She subsequently spent two years in feline practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan before moving on to Colorado State University for a combined small animal internal medicine residency and PhD program. She completed a PhD focusing on feline Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) in 2012 and was faculty at Colorado State until 2017. Dr Quimby is now an associate professor at the Ohio State University. Her research continues to focus on CKD in cats. Current research areas include the study of renal ageing, telomere length and cellular senescence, novel treatment strategies and evidence-based supportive care st[...]

Michael D. Lairmore DVM, PhD

Michael D. Lairmore DVM, PhD

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Michael D. Lairmore, DVM, PhD is immediate past dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). At UC Davis, he oversaw all the school’s teaching, research and service activities, personnel, facilities and funding resources. He presided over six academic departments, the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, Veterinary Medicine Extension, and numerous centers of excellence. As dean, he helped create new programs to expand clinical trials, global programs, and entrepreneurship. Upon his arrival at UCD in 2011, Dean Lairmore led the School on a strateg[...]

Scott R. Burger, MD

Scott R. Burger, MD

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Scott R. Burger, MD, is the Principal of Advanced Cell and Gene Therapy, a consulting firm specializing in cell and gene therapy product development, manufacturing, and regulatory affairs. Dr. Burger has over 25 years of experience developing cell and gene therapy products and has consulted for over 100 industry and academic clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has directed or consulted on process development, manufacturing, and regulatory aspects of a wide range of cell therapy and gene therapy products, including CAR T-cells, gene-edited cells, dendritic cell vaccines, natural killer (NK) cells, and other immunotherapies, hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from bone marrow, blood, umbilical cord blood, and regenerative m[...]

Art Antin

Art Antin

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Arthur J. Antin is the co-founder of VCA, Inc., the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Since its establishment in 1986, VCA has expanded its operations to include 923 hospitals in 46 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. It also provides diagnostic services to more than 17,000 independent hospitals, supplies high-tech imaging, and now offers doggy day care and boarding at over 168 locations. Antin has served as VCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary and Director. While the company was sold to Mars, Inc. in 2017, Antin continues with VCA as a Senior Advisor working on the company’s expansion into emerging markets in Brazil and Japan.
 Prior to VCA, Mr. Antin worked as an educator for eight years i[...]

David Haworth DVM, PhD

David Haworth DVM, PhD

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David Haworth is former President of PetSmart Charities in the US and Canada. An independent non-profit, strategic grant-making organization, PetSmart Charities seeks to end pet homelessness by supporting partner organizations and programs that help find loving homes for all pets and celebrates the bond between people and animals. Dr. Haworth was formerly President & CEO at Morris Animal Foundation, Director of Global Alliances within the Business Development group at Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis, Inc.), and before that a Director in Pfizer Animal Health's Research & Development division. Prior to joining Pfizer Animal Health, he was an associate veterinarian at a small animal and emergency clinic in Washington State. Dr. Haworth recei[...]

George "Bud" Scholl

George "Bud" Scholl

Advisor

As President and Chief Executive Officer of OneBlood, George “Bud” Scholl brings diverse experience and knowledge to Gallant from positions as a healthcare executive, entrepreneur, developer, technology expert, asset manager and turnaround specialist. Prior to the OneBlood, Bud served as chief executive officer of Community Blood Centers of Florida, a position he assumed after serving on the board of directors for ten years. An entrepreneur for more than thirty years, Bud developed a landmark mixed-use medical office building in Coral Gables, Fl. Bud’s civic engagement includes his current role as Mayor of the City of Sunny Isles Beach. For seven years prior to his election as Mayor, he served as a City Commissioner. Bud was a member of the[...]

Shelly Zacharias, DVM, MS, VPM, BCMAS

Shelly Zacharias, DVM, MS, VPM, BCMAS

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Dr. Zacharias brings ten years of multifunctional and clinical leadership experience in the field of stem cell therapy research and development plus 14 years as a clinical small animal veterinarian. She has extensive experience in the scientific development and business operations of a start-up biotech, led corporate efforts, R&D, clinical trials, and has considerable experience in regulatory compliance. In 2010, she co-founded a veterinary biotech company, Renovocyte, that made strides in stem cell therapy development in metabolic diseases in dogs and cats. In 2013, she was involved in the sale of the company to a global human medical company, Cook Group, Inc, where she remained an integral member of the executive leadership team as the Di[...]