Krista L. Scoggins, D.V.M.

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Krista L. ScogginsResearch Associate
McGuire Hall, Room 332
1112 East Clay Street
Box 980524
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Phone: (804) 828-0146


  • Augustana College, Rock Island, IL – B.A. Biology, 1985
  • University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, IL – D.V.M., 1989

Research interests

  • Exploring opioid analgesia including the development of tolerance and dependence using classical behavioral procedures in rodents.
  • Screening and evaluating potential drug therapies in rodent models to address opioid dependence.
  • Employing transgenic mice and ex vivo methodologies to elucidate the complexities of opioid pain pathways.

Research Assistance

  • Development and Maintenance of Animal Use Protocols for Investigators within the Department
  • Guidance and participation during Post-Approval Monitoring meetings
  • Guidance for veterinary observations of survival surgeries and USDA Pain Category E procedures

Rodent Handling Classes

  • Training in Injection/Anesthesia/Euthanasia in Mice
  • Introduction to Asepsis and Basic Surgical Techniques in Animal Surgery