Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN)
Dr. Olgica Ceric is a veterinary medical officer with Vet-LIRN at the Office of Research in FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ceric received her DVM degree from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, with a major in Veterinary Medicine and minor in Food Hygiene and Technology. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Dr. Ceric leads Vet-LIRN’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) monitoring program which is a is a collaboration with network laboratories. Since 2017, through this program, Vet-LIRN has applied the One Health paradigm to successfully track AMR in bacterial pathogens from animals, particularly companion animals.
Vet-LIRN is FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) special program, established in 2011. Vet-LIRN coordinates facilities, equipment, and professional expertise of government and non-government veterinary diagnostic laboratories across the country and Canada to respond to high priority chemical and microbial feed/drug contamination events. The network provides the means for a rapid response to reports of an animal injury and establishes protocols to facilitate veterinary diagnostic reporting to FDA. More information about Vet-LIRN.
Harrison L, Tyson GH, Strain E, Lindsey RL, Strockbine N, Ceric O, et al. Use of Large-Scale Genomics to Identify the Role of Animals and Foods as Potential Sources of Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli That Cause Human Illness. Foods. 2022 Jul 3;11(13):1975.
Burbick CL, Alexander TL, Wolking R, Gull T, Ceric O, Reimschuessel R. Non-carbapenemase producing carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from the urinary tract of a dog. Can Vet J. 2022 Jul;63(7):740-744.
Tyson GH, Ceric O, Guag J, Nemser S, Borenstein S, et al. Genomics accurately predicts antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius collected as part of Vet-LIRN resistance monitoring. Vet Microbiol. 2021 Mar;254:109006.
Cole SD, Peak L, Tyson GH, Reimschuessel R, Ceric O, Rankin SC. New Delhi Metallo-β-Lactamase-5-Producing Escherichia coli in Companion Animals, United States. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;26(2):381-383.
Ceric, O., Tyson, G.H., Goodman, L.B. et al. Enhancing the one health initiative by using whole genome sequencing to monitor antimicrobial resistance of animal pathogens: Vet-LIRN collaborative project with veterinary diagnostic laboratories in United States and Canada. BMC Vet Res 15: 130. 2019. https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-019-1864-2.
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