Maggie DelanoMargaret L. Delano, DVM

Associate Professor of Veterinary Science
Staff Veterinarian
Division: Animal Studies
Office Location: Russell Hall, Room 22
Phone: 774.354.0695
Fax: 508.892.8155

Margaret L. Delano, M.S., DVM, joined the Becker College animal studies faculty in 2009. Delano teaches laboratory animal studies courses and veterinary anatomy and physiology. She also contributes her perspective as a laboratory animal medicine clinician for other courses, and serves as a staff veterinarian at the Becker College veterinary clinic.

Dr. Delano’s education in the animal studies field began at the University of Maine at Orono, where she earned a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary sciences. She subsequently worked as a research assistant in radiopharmaceutical research for several years while she earned a M.S. in Pharmacology at Northeastern University. Dr. Delano later graduated from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and spent two years in a busy, mixed-animal private practice in southeastern Massachusetts. While completing a postdoctoral fellowship, she served as a clinician and lecturer in comparative medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and she became a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.  She has worked in academia (including private colleges, universities, and medical schools) and the private sector for more than 15 years as a laboratory animal medicine clinician, administrator, and member of institutional animal care and use committees. Dr. Delano serves on committees of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Studies (currently chair of the Educational Resources Committee and, in the past, served on the Certification and Registry Board) and has served on committees of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association.  She has also been a trustee and member of the board of directors for an animal shelter in western Massachusetts.

Off-campus, Dr. Delano has had a lifelong involvement with 4-H activities, cares for her own cats and dogs, and maintains a small farm with a flock of sheep and a llama.

Personal Philosophies

“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to the nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.”  (Dali Lama XIV)

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Professional memberships

  • Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
  • AALAS – New England Branch
  • American Association of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
  • American Veterinary Medical Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
  • Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association

Selected Publications
“Developing an Internship Program that Benefits Everyone,” Lab Animal (NY), 2004.

“Biology and Diseases of Ruminants: Sheep, Goats and Cattle,” Laboratory Animal Medicine, 2nd edition, 2002.

“Mouse Parvovirus Infection Potentiates Allogenic Skin Graft Rejection and Induces Syngeneic Graft Rejection,” Transplantation, 1998.

“Innate Resistance to Lethal Mousepox is Genetically Linked to the NK Gene Complex on Chromosome 6 and Correlates with Early Restriction of Virus Replication by Cells of the NK Phenotype,” Journal of Virology, 1995.

“Uptake of Hexakis (t-butylisonitrile) Technetium (I) and Hexakis (Isopropylisonitrile) Technetium (I) by a Neonatal Rat Myocytes and Human Erythrocytes,” Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 1986.

Selected Presentations
Successes and Challenges in Developing Higher Education Programs in Laboratory Animal Science, AALAS Annual Meeting, October 2010

Successful Treatment of C57BI/6 Ulcerative Dermatitis with Caladryl® Lotion (poster presentation), AALAS Annual Meeting, October 2008

Infertility, Urolithiasis, Hydronephrosis and Hydroureter in a Multiparous New Zealand White Rabbit (poster session), American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, 1993

Cannibalism and Fetal Resorption Associated with the Introduction of New Male Mice an Established Breeding Colony, AALAS Annual Meeting, November 1991