About our Veterinary Consultants

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Since 2007, Animal Health Consulting has been providing development and regulatory guidance to companies seeking to enter the animal health market. Our animal health consultants are comprised of veterinarians and professionals with industry, academic, research, clinical practice, marketing, and regulatory experience.

In addition, we have started our own companies and understand the challenges of developing and commercializing products for veterinary medicine.  Our comprehensive and real-world experiences translate into an effective, realistic and efficient process for developing veterinary medical devices, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics for the animal health market.  For certain projects, we retain specific expertise through from our network of animal health consultants, providing client’s a single point of contact.


Principal Veterinary Consultant

Craig Woods BS, DVM, MS, MBA 

veterinary consultantsBackground: Craig is currently in academia managing human and veterinary clinical trials.  Prior to academia, Craig spent over 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry holding business development, regulatory affairs, and research positions.  Craig has served as a veterinary consultant for a variety of biomedical and pharmaceutical companies providing business development, regulatory, and commercialization guidance for biologics, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and other human and veterinary medical products.  In addition, Craig has been involved in starting companies to advance novel immunotherapeutics, devices, and other technologies.
B.S. – Biology – University of Missouri
M.S. – Veterinary Anatomy – University of Missouri
D.V.M. – Veterinary Medicine – University of Missouri
M.B.A. – Logistics & International Business – Arizona State University

Training and Licenses:
Arizona State Veterinary License (1995-present)
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Medical Fellowship – genetics
Graduate Biomedical Research Fellowship – biochemistry
Special Interests:
Business: due diligence, financial modeling, technology valuation, licensing.
Research: bioscaffolds, antivenoms, biomarkers, and immuno-therapeutics.

Regulatory: veterinary regulations, compliance, and USDA-CVB submissions.

Valarie Woods BS, MS 

Background: Valarie has focused her career in the areas of consumer market research and testing.  She started her career at the Dial Corporation, where she was a senior scientist and development leader in research and development.  Valarie has special interests in consumer testing, market research, sensory analysis, and statistics.

B.S. – Biology – University of Missouri
M.S. – Food Science – University of Missouri

Special Interests:
Market Research: consumer testing and market research.
Documentation: SOPs, guidelines, technical writing, and data management