April Laskow joined the faculty of Delaware Valley University’s Department of Animal Biotechnology and Conservation as a full-time lecturer in 2008. She is the primary instructor for Introduction to Small Animal Management. Laskow is also a member of the University’s Professional Development Committee.
Laskow spent more than 20 years as a veterinary technician in private, small animal veterinary hospitals where she also served as a practice manager for several years. During this time she worked with mostly companion animals, such as dogs and cats, but also with exotics and pets such as reptiles, birds, rabbits and rodents.
After graduating from DelVal in 2007, Laskow worked for Bristol Myers Squibb as a research scientist in the Metabolic Disease Department, focusing specifically on type 2 diabetes. She was also the robotics training coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Robotic Training Center. In this role, she trained medical doctors in the use and applications of the daVinci® robot that is utilized in many human operating rooms around the world. In addition, she managed the Center’s animal use, protocols, inventory and personnel, and served as the veterinary anesthesia technician.
Laskow is a member of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, including the local Delaware Valley branch, and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.
Outside of teaching, Laskow advises student clubs and organizations including the Dance Team and the Vaulting Team. She is also highly involved with the Piszek/Evans/Diamond Exchange (a Polish exchange program), and the International Committee.
Animal Biotechnology and Conservation
- M.S., Educational Leadership, Delaware Valley University
- B.S., Small Animal Science, Delaware Valley University