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"A Career in Public Practice: The Doors it Can Open"

A Symposium on Careers in the Government - 2007 SAVMA Convention
March 17, 2007 - Raleigh, North Carolina

Symposium presentations are now available in PDF format. Please use the links below to view the presenations.

9 am Welcome and Introduction (PDF)
Dr. Linda Detwiler, Assistant Director
Center for Public and Coporate Veterinary Medicine
Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
9:15 am AMVA/AAAS Fellowship, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (PDF)
Dr. Sarah Babcock
AVMA/AAAS 2006-7 Executive branch fellow, U.S. DHS, Office of the Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Tom McGinn
Director Veterinary and Agricultural Security
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Chief Medical Officer
10:00 am Public Veterinary Practice: A Career With APHIS (PDF)
Dr. Cheryl L. Berthoud
Staff Veterinary Medical Officer
USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services
(USDA, APHIS, VS)
10:45 am A Day in the Life of ... Entry Level Position in the 701 Public Health
Veterinarian Series
(PDF)
Dr. Ronald Jones
Executive Associate for Regulatory Operations
USDA, Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA, FSIS)
11:30 am Panel of morning speakers (DHS; USDA, APHIS; USDA, FSIS)
12 - 1 pm Lunch Break
1 pm Opportunities for Veterinarians within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (PDF)
Dr. Bernadette Dunham, Deputy Center Director
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA/Center for Veterinary Medicine, and Director, Office of Minor Use
and Minor Species
1:45 pm What does a veterinarian do in the White House? (PDF)
Dr. Michelle Colby
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
The White House
2:30 pm Applying for a Federal Job (PDF)
Applying for a Job with the USDA through USAJOBS (PDF)
Ms. Keisa Brown, USDA, MRPBS
Staffing Specialist
Ms. Faith Taylor, USDA, MRPBS
Supervisory HR Specialist over Staffing and Classification
Human Resources Operations
3:15 pm Panel of afternoon speakers (FDA, OSTP, USDA, MRPBS)
3:45 pm Adjourn