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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
Co-Director of VPHPM Residency Program
Assistant Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

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

2006

Heather Case, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Director
Scientific Activities Division
American Veterinary Medical Association

Cecile Ferrouillet, D.V.M., M.P.H.
VPH Program Coordinator; Research Officer
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Montreal

Tegwin Taylor, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2007

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

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

Tim Goldsmith, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Co-Director of VPHPM Residency Program
Assistant 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
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NCEZID/DVRD/Special Pathogens Branch

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
Faculty
St. Matthew's University College of Veterinary Medicine
Cayman Islands

MacDonald Farnham, D.V.M., M.S.
Agriculturist
USDA APHIS International Services

Jennifer Wishnie (Koeman), D.V.M.,MSc., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Director, Producer and Public Health
National Pork Board

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

2011

Girum Ejigi-Shiferaw, D.V.M. M.P.H

Karin E. Hamilton, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Assistant Professor
Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine
School of Public Health
Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility
Health Career Center
University of Minnesota

Shauna J. Voss, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Staff 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
Global health Fellow
NIH Fogarty International Center
Ecosystem Health Fellow
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine
University of Minnesota

2013

Susan Gale, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Assistant State Veterinarian
Arizona Department of Agriculture

Jeein Chung, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Country Science Lead, Uzbekistan
DTRA Cooperative Biologic Engagement Program

Timothy Snider, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Instructor, Food Animal Medicine
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine
University of Minnesota

2014

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

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

Sarah Easter Strayer, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dipl. ACVPM
Active Duty Major
U.S. Army Veterinary Corps
Preventive Medicine Instructor

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

2015

Darby Murphy, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Lieutenant in the US Public Health Service
Senior Assistant Veterinary Officer
Detailed as a Supervisory Public Health veterinarian to USDA FSIS

James Lee, D.V.M., M.S., M.P.H.
Epidemiology Officer - New England
USDA APHIS SPRS District 1

2016

Ong-orn Prasarnphanich, D.V.M.
Regional Technical Officer - Southeast Asia
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
Veterinary Public Health Faculty
Lincoln Memorial University

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