Core Staff

Dr. Gary L. Brubaker

Dr. Gary L. Brubaker, CEO of Animal Biotech Industries, Inc., has a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Delaware Valley University, as well as a M.S. and a  Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. As founder and CEO of ABI, Dr. Brubaker is responsible for the vision, growth, and economic stability of the corporation. As a hands on person, he is involved in the daily operations at ABI and initiates new changes and policies as well as monitors quality control and efficiency of operation for the corporation.
During his studies, Dr. Brubaker completed two research projects. You can view the write ups at the links below. 

The Effect of a Progesterone:Estrogen Compound and a Hypoglycemic Agent on the Prenatal Mortality in the New Zealand Rabbit

The Effect of a Sulfonylurea Compound upon Various homeostatic Organs and Physiological Phenomena in Pregnant and Nonpregnant DDR Rats


Deborah A. Shepherd

Deborah A. Shepherd, President and Director of Operations of Animal Biotech Industries, Inc., holds a B.S. degree in Laboratory Animal Science from Delaware Valley University. She is a certified Laboratory Animal Technician through The American Association of Laboratory Animal Science and has been named DVB AALAS Manager of the year. Deborah’s responsibilities include involvement in the general vision and direction of the corporation and bringing those concepts to fruition. She is the director of quality control and assurance and responsible for all daily operations. Deborah oversees the training and monitoring of all staff. She maintains excellent customer service and customer relations policies as well as maintains the financial aspects of the corporation.


Dr. Michael S. Pierdon

Dr. Michael S. Pierdon, Staff Veterinarian at Animal Biotech Industries, Inc., holds a B.S. Degree in Animal and Poultry Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Veterinary Degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a specialty in Swine Health Management from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pierdon is responsible for directing, monitoring and upgrading the ABI Swine Health Program. He monitors the animal health surveillance on a monthly basis.


Animal Biotech Scientists at Work



The Value of Animal Growth Charts in Biomedical Research

Our porcine growth chart allows clients to know the expected rate (average daily gain) of growth over time of our Yorkshire cross bred swine herd at all ages.