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The student will be working at USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service headquarters for Veterinary Services. The office is in the Washington DC metro area. The experience will be regulatory veterinary medicine with an emphasis on aquaculture and aquatic animal medicine.
The student will learn the basics of regulatory medicine from a USDA APHIS VS perspective. This will involve learning the mission of Veterinary Services to preserve the health of the nation's food animal supply and working with industry and other aquaculture stakeholders to develop and implement program standards. The student will shadow the Aqauculture Program manager and take part in day-to-day operations This includes participating in meetings, discussing program standard development, and interacting with industry, natural resource agencies, and other APHIS VS programs (e.g.One Health, National Veterinary Accreditation Program, National Veterinary Services Labortories and Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health ) and APHIS VS leadership. We may also schedule visits to other nearby partner federal agencies such as FDA and NOAA.
The student will have access to veterinary staff at USDA many of whom have additional credentials including MPH, Ph.D. and board certifications.
The student will have complete access to office libaray and the internet. There are several free CE courses available online here at the office.
We expect the student to conduct themselves with professionalism and actively particpate in discussions when asked. We would like the student to prepare a brief summary of their experience including what they learned and suggestions to improve the experience.
Dr. Janet Whaley will supervise the student during the entire duration. The student will have access to other staff if available and by appointment.
No, need to find own housing.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Veterinary Services
4700 River Road, Riverdale, Maryland 27037
janet [dot] e [dot] whaley [at] aphis [dot] usda [dot] gov
Dr. Janet Whaley