Bryan Langlois, DVM Medical Director/Co-Founder
Dr. Langlois is a Shelter Veterinarian who lives in Lancaster County in Lancaster, PA. Originally from Long Island, NY, he attended the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada and received his veterinary degree in 2005. He was the staff veterinarian at the Humane League of Lancaster county from 2005-October 2013 and the Medical Director of that facility from 2008-October of 2013. During his time there he created and grew many veterinary related programs from veterinary care for shelter animals to providing basic veterinary services to owned animals and a very successful feral cat TNR program that altered over 15,000 cats in the county during his time there. He helped co-found the Pantry in 2011, bringing those successful programs over to the Pantry and operating them under the mission of the Pantry.
Shelter Medicine has been a passion of his for the last 20 years. He has worked in all aspects of sheltering from kennel worker to Veterinarian over that time. He thoroughly enjoys the unique challenges that Shelter Medicine provides and has been a very active proponent of getting more veterinarians involved in animal welfare and shelter work through initiatives in the profession. Having a keen interest in animal cruelty prosecution and the vital role veterinarian’s play, he advises veterinarians and other humane organizations in these areas. Working closely with the Bureau of Dog Law, he provides advice to their Dog Wardens about commercial dog breeding kennels throughout the commonwealth and the dogs they keep. Keeping up with any current legislation that may affect the profession or animals, he is also a member of the PVMA Legislative Committee and it’s Animal Cruelty sub-committee.
Dr. Langlois is the Vice President of PVMA and a board member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation. During his time on the board so far, he has worked to try and increase awareness of the organization and specifically the Last Chance Fund for animals through increased media exposure and his role as “Chance”, the official mascot of the PVF.
Dr. Langlois is very interested in education and provides both veterinary students and recent graduate’s opportunities to do a rotation with him in shelter medicine. He has lectured at numerous conferences about the topics of shelter medicine, animal cruelty, and shelter sanitation.
In his spare time, he is an avid horse racing fan and a history buff. Most weekends he can be found at the track or at museums/historical sites. He shares his apartment with his Golden Retriever, “Lewis” and his cat, “Arty”. It is quite the swinging Bachelor Pad.
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