Veterinary Public Health Organization Club

Upcoming Events


Talk Series

The goal of this series is to bring speakers in from different areas of the public health arena to expose students to current issues in outbreaks.


Veterinary Public Health Outbreak Series: Fall 2014

FMD Socioeconomic Effects with Dr. Hullinger

Tentatively Fall 2014

Cultural Competency in the Field with Cortni Borgerson

Tentatively November-December 2014

Plum Island Lunch Talk by Radhika Gharpure c/o 2016

November 13, 2014, Noon, Valley 1041

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) is the only lab in the US that works on foreign animal diseases; it helps protect US livestock from foreign animal diseases. Come learn about what PIADC is all about and the opportunities for students to be involved, in particular, the Smith-Kilborne Program that Radhika, our lovely Secretary, participated in.

The Smith-Kilborne Program is designed to acquaint veterinary students with various foreign animal diseases which potentially threaten our domestic animal population. The program includes both classroom presentations on diseases and their implications combined with laboratory experiences. Following the seminar, students are expected to share their new knowledge with others. The Smith-Kilborne Program is conducted at two locations: USDA Center at Riverside in Riverdale, MD, and the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Plum Island, NY.

Snacks will be provided!

Army Vet Corps Lunch Talk by Peony Kim c/o 2016

September 16, 2014, Noon, Valley 1020

Interested in a career as an army veterinarian??? The responsibilities and opportunities to LEARN and SERVE are vast--a couple primary ones being to oversee the medical care of the military working animals and to participate in the public health food safety and defense mission. Did you know you could also get involved in things like foreign development work as a civil affairs vet in the army? Did you know that the Navy has a marine mammal program?? (Yes, Army vets serve all branches of the military, not just Army). The possibilities are endless.

Not to mention the benefits (both career-wise and financial) are pretty darn good. You can choose to pursue residencies at academic institutions through the army in specialties like pathology, surgery, lab animal medicine, MPH/MPVM, etc. Financial benefits include loan repayment or getting paid for/through school WHILE in school.

1st, 2nd years: come learn about the HPSP (Health Professions Scholarship program)! Everyone: come with questions on direct commissioning upon graduation, as well as reserve duty.We will be hearing from local recruiters and from the army vets themselves. Food to be provided by.... your tax dollars!

Lunch Talk: "Ebola Virus" with Dr. Bruno Chomel

August 26, 2014, Noon, Valley 1010

Worried about getting EBOLA? Interested in the role animals play in this deadly outbreak? Curious about the involvement of veterinarians in studying Ebola? We've all read the headlines, now come hear an expert speak! Dr. Chomel will provide a crash course in what you need to know about Ebola and will be answering any and all questions students might have concerning the current outbreak.


Wet Labs/Tours/Events/Exercises

Outbreak Simulation Wetlab

Tentatively November 2014

CAHFS Tour

Tentatively January 2015

Traceback Investigation with Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson

Tentatively Spring 2015