About our Veterinary Consultants

History: Since 2007, Woods Consulting, LLC (formerly Animal Health Consulting, LLC)  has been providing clients a comprehensive set of services to enter the veterinary market; including clinical, business development and regulatory guidance. Our animal health consultants are comprised of veterinarians and professionals with industry, academic, research, clinical practice, marketing, and regulatory experience.Clients: Our clients consist of existing veterinary companies and human pharmaceutical, device, and diagnostic companies.  We also provide veterinary consulting services to veterinary contract research organizations (CROs), laboratories, and other service providers.

Areas of Focus: Our veterinary consultants focus on business development, market research, competitive analysis, regulatory strategy, due diligence, commercial planning, and technology assessment.  Our team has a comprehensive view on advancing new technologies into the veterinary market.  We have started our own companies, giving us an in-depth appreciation for 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 may retain specific expertise using our network of animal health consultants, providing client's a single point of contact.

Principal Veterinary Consultant

Craig Woods BS, DVM, MS, MBA 

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Background: 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.  After graduate school, Valarie started her career at the Dial Corporation, where she advanced to senior scientist and development leader in research and development.  Valarie has special interests in consumer testing, market research, sensory analysis, operating procedures, 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

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