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Alumna Speaks to Senate on National Veterinary Shortage

March 2, 2009

UC Davis alumna Marguerite Pappaioanou, executive director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, gives her testimony on the shortage of veterinarians in federal government agencies who deal with animal health, safeguard the public from zoonotic diseases and protect food safety.

The link below connects to the video presentation, which took place February 26.  

Dr. Pappaioanou earned her Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine as well as a PhD in comparative pathology. 

She presented the 2002 Robert Dyar Labrador Memorial Lectures in Epidemiology to the veterinary community of UC Davis and received the school's highest honor, the Alumni Achievement Award, in 2006.

The School of Veterinary Medicine is actively involved in preparing veterinarians for public practice through its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine course, and PhD programs in a variety of veterinary-related disciplines. Several of the school's units contribute regularly to new knowledge and current services concerning public health and food safety.