Dr. Linda Rhodes has served as a member of our board since August 2017. Dr. Rhodes most recently served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Aratana Therapeutics, a publicly traded animal health company, from 2012 to 2016, and she had also served as Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Aratana from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Rhodes has extensive experience as a research scientist, academic, veterinary practitioner and business leader, spanning nearly 30 years across the animal health industry. She is a founder of AlcheraBio, LLC, a veterinary contract research organization, and held research positions with Merial, Merck & Co., and Sterling-Winthrop Drug Company.  She also held several teaching positions and worked as a bovine veterinarian in private practice for many years. Dr. Rhodes formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors of ImmuCell Corporation. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Graduate Program in Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Found Animals Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs.

Dr. Rhodes earned her Ph.D. in Physiology from Cornell University and her V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.