Jorge L. Garcia, D.V.M., is a 1983 graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where he specialized in zoological and laboratory animal medicine.
Dr. Garcia serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of ISIS Services and leads the strategic planning and execution of its operations as a consulting specialist to the medical device industry. He also acts as a Study Director for both GLP and non-GLP studies and oversees corporate policies and procedures and adherence to regulations as defined by ISO, USDA, and FDA.
In 1984, Dr. Garcia co-founded the Berkeley Antibody Company (BAbCO), the first contract research organization to provide expert capabilities in comparative medicine, surgery and pathology. As Chief Operating Officer, he oversaw three research divisions and facilities and represented the company to major academic institutions. Among his many accomplishments in this role, Dr. Garcia was responsible for creating its In Vivo Studies Division, implementing a new marketing plan and securing scientific grants from federal agencies.
Prior to this role, Dr. Garcia was the Vice President of Animal Science, where he provided veterinary care for BAbCO’s animal colony, designed animal facilities, developed preventative health programs and participated in all upper level management activities.
In 1998, Dr. Garcia was instrument in Covance’s acquisition of BAbCO, a global biopharmaceutical drug development services company, where Dr. Garcia was Senior Director and California Site Director of its In Vivo Surgical Services division, and remained a key division until the spring of 2006, when the company was acquired and renamed ISIS Services, LLC.
Prior to co-founding BAbCO, Dr. Garcia provided advanced training in non-domestic animal medicine for the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He also assisted in several government-funded projects for the California Department of Fish and Games and served as a Preceptor for the San Francisco Zoological Gardens and the California State Department of Public Health.
Dr. Garcia is recognized as a prominent teacher, lecturer and presenter. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Washington State School of Veterinary Medicine.