David E. Bentzel, VMD, MPH, DACLAM, DACVPM, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He earned his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his public health education at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He also earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Dr. Bentzel is a Diplomate of both the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. He conducted his residency training in laboratory animal medicine at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Prior to arriving at Stanford in 2019, Dr. Bentzel served as the Director of the Veterinary Medicine Division at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Bentzel serves as the Associate Director of the Veterinary Service Center and the Director of the Diagnostic Laboratory and his collaborative research interest include infectious diseases, particularly animal model development, and refinement methods to improve animal welfare.