Louise Dufour-ZavalaExecutive Director GPIA & GPLN
Louise Dufour-Zavala has been named executive director of the Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network at Gainesville. Dufour-Zavala, who has been interim director since May 1, came to the Lab in 1997 as chief veterinarian and head of the clinical services department. She replaces James Scroggs, who served as director since 1996. Dr. Dufour-Zavala is an internationally respected veterinarian who has an impressive track record in working with the Georgia poultry industry. A native of Montreal, Dufour-Zavala holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from McGill University in Montreal, a doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Montreal, and a masters of avian medicine from the University of Georgia. She is a diplomate with the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. The Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network includes the main lab in Gainesville, Georgia and branch labs at Forsyth and Tifton.
My responsibility is to coordinate the field and laboratory efforts of the laboratory network. I make sure that our employees are well trained and efficient in their work, and that our customers are satisfied with our services. I analyze poultry health issues throughout the state of Georgia and I am involved in emergency preparedness.
M.A.M. University of Georgia
D.V.M. University of Montreal
B.Sc. (Animal science) McGill University
Areas of interest:
Field work with broilers, breeders and layers, AI response, epidemiology, GIS mapping