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Stephen L. Denny, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Deputy Director

DVM, University of Missouri, 1981

MS, University of Missouri, 1995

Building 31, Room B1C37
31 Center Drive, MSC 2252
Bethesda, MD 20892-2252


Dr. Denny serves as the Deputy Director for the Office of Animal Care and Use. His primary program focus is maintenance and renovation of NIH animal facilities in addition to coordinating activities of the Animal Program Directors Committee, advising Institute Animal Care and Use Committees on regulatory issues, and assembling official reports for the NIH OIR animal research program.

Dr. Denny received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 1981 prior to starting a 26 year career in the US Army Veterinary Corps and an M.S. in laboratory animal medicine from the University of Missouri in 1995 where his research focus was immunology. He served as the US Army Surgeon General’s Consultant for Laboratory Animal Medicine from 2005–2007, and as the President of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners in 2007. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He came to his current NIH position in 2011.