Andrea Bessler, DVM
I am excited to embark on this journey as a Veterinary Public Health Resident with the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. My interest in the field of public health began during my undergraduate studies at University of California, Santa Cruz where I studied Politics. It was during my study abroad program in Ghana that I saw One Health in action and became interested in the field of public health in general. This interest developed into a passion during veterinary school here at The Ohio State University, where I was fortunate to be able to participate in GOHi’s rabies surveillance training program in Ethiopia and became a dual-degree DVM/MPH-VPH student. I have enjoyed developing my interests in various public health topics, such as, emerging/re-emerging infectious zoonotic diseases, food systems, antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiology. However, prior to graduating with my DVM in May 2021, I felt like my career aspirations would be better served with further knowledge, skills, and experiences that the program and mentorship by some of my favorite faculty could provide. Following the VPH Residency, I plan to pursue a career in global health, tackling One Health problems in an interdisciplinary setting at the international level.
Andreas Eleftheriou, DVM, MS