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Jeanette M. O'Quin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DABVP
Associate Professor - Clinical

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

The Ohio State University
A186 Sisson Hall
1920 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

(614) 247-6635
(614) 292-4142

Professional Training and Experience

  • DVM, The Ohio State University
  • MPH, Veterinary Public Health
  • BS, Wildlife Biology and Management

Research Interests

  • Shelter animal health and wellness
  • Prevention of animal homelessness
  • Zoonotic disease prevention
  • Occupational health in animal care workers

Professional Memberships and Services

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
    • Shelter Medicine Education Committee, Chair
    • Public Health Education Committee
  • National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
  • Association of Shelter Veterinarians
    • Secretary, 2008-2010
    • President, 2010-2011
    • Past President, 2011-2012
    • Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters Task Force
  • Ohio Animal Health Emergency Tactical Advisory Committee
  • Shelter Medicine Board Specialty Organizing Committee


  • VPM 700.08 Preventive Medicine
  • VPM 693-Introduction to Shelter Medicine
  • Veterinary Outreach Program


Book Chapters and Peer Reviewed Articles 

  1. O’Quin J, “Outbreak Management,” in Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, 2nd ed. L. Miller and S. Zawistowski eds. (Blackwell Publishing). In Press
  2. Newbury S, Blinn M, Bushby P, Cox C, Dinnage J, Griffin J, Hurley K, Isaza N, Jones W, Miller W, O’Quin J, Patronek G, Smith-Blackmore M,  and Spindel M, “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters” (The Association of Shelter Veterinarians), December 2010.
  3. Castrodale L, Bellay Y, Brown C, Cantor F, Gibbins J, Headrick M, Leslie M, Macmahon K, O’Quin J, Patronek G, Silva R, Wright J, Yu D, “General Public Health Considerations for Responding to Animal Hoarding Cases,” Journal of Environmental Health 72, no. 7 (2010): 14.
  4. Yassine H, Khatri M, Zhang Y, Lee C, Byrum B, O’Quin J, Smith K, Saif Y, “Characterization of triple reassortant H1N1 influenza A viruses from swine in Ohio,” Veterinary Microbiology 139, no. 1/2 (2009): 132.

Ohio Department of Health

  1. Dealing with Rabies: Answers for Ohio Veterinarians (2011)
  2. Animal Encounters: What Law Enforcement Officers Need To Know About Rabies (2009)