Mr. Bannasch is one of the clinical trial coordinators. Throughout high school and college at Michigan State University, he got involved in veterinary medicine through his experience as an animal care attendant, groomer, veterinary assistant at a family-owned veterinary practice in Michigan and an emergency and critical care assistant at the Virginia–Maryland Veterinary Emergency Service in Alexandria, Virginia. While on the east coast, Mr. Bannasch spent over a year at the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, but then accepted a position in the UC Davis’s Small Animal Intensive Care Unit in 1998. He joined Dr. Niels Pedersen’s laboratory in the Center for Companion Animal Health as a post graduate researcher in 1999 and then became the program coordinator of the first Shelter Medicine veterinary residency training program in the world in 2000. Fifteen years later, Mr. Bannasch joined the UC Davis Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials as a clinical trial coordinator.