Director, Comparative Medicine

Robert S. (Steve) Dixon, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Dr. Steve Dixon is a native of the Hannibal, Missouri area. He has served as Director for Comparative Medicine and as Attending Veterinarian at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 1992. He received his BS and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Missouri at Columbia and his post graduate clinical Master of Sciences Degree in Small Animal Surgery from Colorado State University, in Fort Collins. Dr. Dixon completed his residency training in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. He is board certified in the specialty of Laboratory Animal Medicine as a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Dr. Dixon completed a 20 year career in the US Army Veterinary Corps followed by 3 years as Director of the Center for Laboratory Animal Care (CLAC) at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. From 2001 - 2013 he continuously served as a member of the AAALAC, International, Council on Accreditation (COA).

Comparative Medicine provides maintenance, procurement and quality assurance evaluation of research animals; surgical, radiological and diagnostic services; consultative services for animal welfare and humane use; research protocol review, veterinary public health services, and consultation regarding appropriate animal model and project design.

Dr. Dixon credits his staff and UNMC leaders for helping the medical center make remarkable achievements in comparative medicine.  

Comparative Medicine Administrative Offices - 402.559.4034

Asst. Director, Operations: Joe Krajicek, BS, AAS, RLAT, CMAR

Asst. Director, Clinical Vet. Medicine: Noel Johnson, DVM, MPH, DACLAM

Clinical Veterinarian: Tami Wells, DVM, CPIA

Business Manager: Tricia Rump, BSBA, RALAT, CMAR

Facilities Manager: Theresa Larson, AS, BS, LVT, RLATG, CMAR

Facility Manager: Connie Arnold, BS, RLATG, CMAR

Facility Manager: Jane Fesler, AS, RLAT

Safety/ Compliance Program Manager: Miriam McCann, BA, RLATG

Research Technical Services Manager: Kristin Leland Wavrin, BS