Chery Kendrick, DVM, MPVM, MLT, ASCP, CFS
Dr. Chery F. Kendrick is the president and owner of Kendrick Technical Services, LLC, providing regulatory consulting and materials development for the veterinary practice. She earned her DVM at the University of California-Davis and also graduated from the California State University-Sacramento.
Her experience in the veterinary laboratory - clinical setting and research environment - and her knowledge as an epidemiologist in specialty zoonotic diseases, and her years of experience as a medical technologist, combined with her years in a mixed animal practice, come through in her understanding of the various realms of veterinary services. She is dedicated to simplifying life for the busy practitioner, and that is reflected throughout her manuals as well as through her various training programs, newsletters and articles.
Dr. Kendrick speaks and teaches at conferences, seminars and veterinary association meetings. Her specialty in zoonotic diseases has made her a sought-after speaker and consultant. Her nationwide on-site regulatory consulting services include the development and setup of OSHA Safety programs and DEA, EPA, FDA and FTC program compliance in the clinic, as well as employee training and update services. Dr. Kendrick writes the only monthly regulatory newsletter specifically for the veterinary practice written by a veterinarian: OSHA Tidings.
Dr. Kendrick joined VetMedTeam as a course writer and instructor in 2007 in order to provide online training for the veterinary community.
She is the past president and co-founder/owner of Medical/Legal Information Services (MLIS) in California and trained judges and lawyers on regulatory issues, clinical laboratory medicine, DNA as evidence, epidemiology and veterinary medicine. She is an active member of American Association of Clinical Laboratory Research Professionals and a CHE partner (Collaborative on Health and the Environment).
Dr. Kendrick remains actively involved in regulatory issues at the federal and state levels, maintaining an active presence as a voice and advocate for the profession. Dr. Kendrick has testified on Capitol Hill before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives as well as the California state legislative bodies. She has served as an expert witness for U.S. House and Senate on the following issues:
* Regulatory control in the medical, dental and veterinary industries
* Animal Control: humane facilities, shelter medicine and compassion fatigue
* Livestock housing and farming methods: factory farming, bioterrorism and the epidemiology of zoonotic transfer
* Emerging infectious diseases: including H1N1 (swine flu) and H5N1 (bird flu)
The Kendrick Technical Services team includes a legal staff (which includes former Department of Justice and Trade attorneys and law school professors), an editorial staff (including former assistant managing editor of a major metropolitan newspaper) and a team of administrative professionals that keep Kendrick Technical Services relevant, up-to-date, and focused.
Dr. Kendrick strongly believes that training in regulatory compliance does not need to be hard or boring and encourages each student to find fun in the learning process.