Program Alumni

The veterinary public health and preventive medicine (VPHPM) residency program draws veterinarians from around the world. Since inception the program has enrolled 45 residents.  The 37 alumni have gone onto diverse careers in government, academia, industry and international organizations.   

Residency Alumni

2004 

Larissa Minicucci, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM 
Director, DVM/MPH Program,
Hospital Epidemiologist,
Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

Nicole Neeser, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Director
Dairy, Meat, Poultry and Egg Inspection
Minnesota Department of Agriculture

2006

Heather Case, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Chief Executive Officer
International Council for Veterinary Assessment

Cecile Ferrouillet, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Research Officer
Université de Montréal,
Chair in Meat Safety Research

Tegwin Taylor, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Volunteer
Marine Mammal Center
Monteray Bay Operations

2007

Linda Nelson, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Owner
Kololo Veterinary Service
Uganda

Katherine Waters, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Director,
Executive MPH in Public Health Practice Program
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota

Tim Goldsmith, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Associate Clinical Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

2008

Stephan Singleton Schaefbauer, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Assistant Director for Minnesota in SPRS District 3 
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

Kris McElroy, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Defense Support of Civil Authorities Coordinator
Veterinary Public Health Officer
Department of Defense

2009

Barb Knust, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Epidemiologist, 
Special Pathogens Branch &
LCDR US Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control

Morgan Hennessey, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Epidemiologist
USDA-APHIS Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH)

Jamie Umber, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Senior Veterinary Epidemiologist
Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)
University of Minnesota

2010

Brendan Lee, D.V.M., MSc., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Associate Professor & Head,
Department of Veterinary Biosciences
St. Matthew's University

MacDonald Farnham, D.V.M., M.S.
Agricultural Attaché
USDA APHIS / US Embassy Tokyo

Jennifer Wishnie (Koeman), D.V.M.,MSc., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Science
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Patricia Bedford, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Public Health Veterinarian
Barbados Ministry of Agriculture

2011

Girum Shferaw Ejigu, D.V.M. M.P.H 
Health Scientist
Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Karin E. Hamilton, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Assistant Professor
Director of VPHPM Residency Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

Shauna J. Voss, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Senior Veterinarian
Minnesota Board of Animal Health

2012

Shelley Mehlenbacher, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Assistant State Veterinarian
State of Vermont

Michael Mahero, BvetMED, M.S, Dipl. ACVPM
NPGH NIH Fogarty International Center
Global Health Research Fellow
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

2013

Susan Gale, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Chief Veterinarian
Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division

Jeein Chung, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Deputy Program Manager for Science
TMC Global Professional Services, 
Uzbekistan

Timothy Snider, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Director of Health Assurance, European Region
PIC Europe
Barcelona, Spain

2014

Minden Buswell, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Epidemiologist and Reserve Veterinary Corps Coordinator
Washington State Department of Agriculture

Cara Cherry, D.V.M, M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Veterinary Epidemiologist
Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch
Center for Disease Control

MAJ Sarah Easter Strayer, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
First Year Graduate Veterinary Education Instructor,
District Public Health Officer,
Public Health Command District - Fort Bragg
US Army

Jamie Middleton (Slingluff), D.V.M., M.S, M.P.H.
Deputy Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

2015

Darby Murphy, D.V.M., M.P.H.
LT Senior Assistant Veterinary Officer,
detailed as Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian to USDA FSIS
US Public Health Service

James Lee, D.V.M., M.S., M.P.H.
Epidemiologist Veterinary Medical Officer for New England
SPRS District 1
USDA APHIS VS

2016

Ong-orn Prasarnphanich, D.V.M.
Director of Animal Human Interface Program (AHIP),  US CDC-Thailand
USAID EPT2: One Health Workforce Project  

Justin Bergeron, B.V.M.S.
Assistant State Veterinarian
State of Maine

Karen Lopez, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Assistant State Veterinarian
State of Delaware 

Gilbert Patterson, V.M.D., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Center for Animal Health in Appalachia Program Manager,
Principal Researcher
Lincoln Memorial University

Aimee Hunt, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Professional Development Services
USDA APHIS VS

2017

Jessica Evanson, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Drug Residue Prevention Consultant
Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Francesca Contadini, D.V.M., Dipl. ACVPM, MRCVS
Teaching Fellow
University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine