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Dr. Patricia Blanchard Appointed New Associate Director of CAHFS

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Dr. Patricia Blanchard

Dr. Patricia Blanchard has been appointed as the new Associate Director of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS).

Dr. Blanchard has been with CAHFS since 1987, serving as a diagnostic pathologist as well as the CAHFS-Tulare Laboratory Branch Chief.  She has extensive knowledge of CAHFS internal processes and brings a wealth of experience to her leadership position.  As Associate Director, Dr. Blanchard is working with the Director’s Office and the Laboratory Advisory Board to review and implement improvements in many aspects of the lab’s operation, including client services, outreach and policy development.  

Congratulations, Dr. Blanchard!