11 September 2020

Dr. Thierry Olivry joins Nextmune


Welcome to the team, Dr. Thierry Olivry!

We are delighted to announce Dr. Thierry Olivry has joined our company as a scientific advisor, veterinary dermatology and allergy consultant. We are very excited for the future contributions of Dr. Olivry to both testing and treatment offerings.

Allergies among dogs, cats and horses are common, problematic and undertreated. Allergy testing is a vital service that improves the lives of animals who suffer. This new relationship with Dr. Olivry will provide our clients a better outcome for both testing and treatment. 

“I am excited to cooperate with Nextmune companies and bring them my decades of experience as a clinician-scientist in immunodermatology to help develop the future of allergy testing and allergen immunotherapy”. – Dr. Thierry Olivry 

About Dr. Thierry Olivry

Dr. Olivry is a 1984 graduate from the veterinary school of Toulouse (France). After four years as a partner in a specialty clinic in Paris, he moved to the USA for a residency in dermatology and a PhD in comparative pathology at the University of California Davis. He is board-certified by both European and American Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology. In the Fall of 2019, after 25 years as a tenured Faculty in veterinary dermatology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Olivry became a part-time Research Professor and joined Dr. Santosh Mishra’s laboratory to study the comparative neurobiology of itch. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Chair of the International Task Force on Canine Atopic Dermatitis, and from 2008 to 2009, President of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Olivry has received several awards, including the “ACVD Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education”, the “NCSU Clinician of the Year Award”, the “Pfizer Award for Research Excellence at NCSU”, the “World Small Animal Veterinary Association Hill's Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award” and, in the Spring of 2020, the “ECVD Lifetime Career Award”. He has been made an honorary member of both Latin American and European Societies of Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Olivry has authored more than 270 peer-reviewed articles, and he has been invited all over the world to lecture to veterinary and medical audiences. For more than two decades, he has been researching the mechanism and treatment of atopic dermatitis and itch in dogs. More recently, he also expanded into the characterization of food allergens in dogs and cats.

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