Thomas William Vickroy
Professor, Department of Physiological Sciences
University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Dr. VICKROY graduated from Pennsylvania State University (Biophysics & Biochemistry), State College and got Ph.D. from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology), Galveston in 1982 (graduated with high honors).he have done the Postdoctoral Training (nondegree), University of Arizona College of Medicine (Depts. of Pharmacology & Internal Medicine), Tucson.He appointed as professor from Associate Professor for Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. He is also working as honorable National CoDirector for Food Animal Residue Avoidance Program and Regional Drug Coordinator for Minorâ€Use Animal Drug Program (2010-present).
Dr. VICKROY research interests are neuropharmacology, pharmacokinetics and regulation of drugs that are used in major and minor food animal species. At present, I serve as one of the national directors for the Food
Animal Residue Avoidance and Detection (FARAD) program, which is designed to prevent or mitigate chemical residues in animalâ€derived foods (meat, milk, eggs, etc.) by therapeutic treatments (e.g., extraâ€label
drug use) or accidental exposures to pesticides, toxins or other environmental contaminants. In addition, I serve as Southern Region
Drug Coordinator for the Minorâ€Use Animal Drug program (MUADP). This program works with industrial partners and stakeholder groups to identify drug needs for minor foodâ€animal species (sheep, goats, gamebirds, aquaculture, etc.) or minor use drugs in major species. MUADP coordinators conduct or oversee suitable trials to generate and disseminate data that demonstrate safety and efficacy in target animal species as well as human food safety and work with groups within the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA/CVM) to gain regulatory approvals for drugs.