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Invitation to VPH Lecture

OSU’s Pre-Vet Club will be hosting a meeting with Dr. Hoet on March 23rd at 7pm in the VMC Auditorium and YOU are invited!  Dr. Hoet will be talking about the field of veterinary public health (what it is, possible career paths, the Veterinary Public Health program here at Ohio State).

Dr. Hoet has a DVM degree (1991) from Zulia University, Maracaibo, Venezuela; a PhD in Veterinary Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University (2002), and is a Diplomat in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. He serves as the Director of the Veterinary Public Health program at Ohio State ( This program is one of only two ACVPM accredited programs in the USA, and the second largest in the country with >60 graduate students. Dr. Hoet has been teaching and performing research in infectious diseases since 1993, publishing over 66 research articles and book chapters on infectious diseases. His current research interest is on the epidemiology of zoonotic and foodborne pathogens such as MRSA, E. coli, and Salmonella; as well as the molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance associated with these pathogens in humans, animals, and the environment.

Dr. Hoet will be providing food to all that plan on attending. To provide an accurate head count for food, we are also sending out an attached google doc. RSVP. Thank you in advance to all who come to learn more about the VPH program. RSVP by March 20!

The VMC Auditorium is located on west campus across Olentangy River in the Veterinary Medical Center. We have attached a map showing two different ways of getting to VHA. Once you go through the set of double doors on the east side (the doors facing Coffey Road) you will go through the door on the left and up the stairs - the auditorium is up the stairs through the double doors to your left. There will also be executive board members and signs directing you to the correct location. Note that there is heavy construction around the veterinary hospital, so we encourage leaving early to give yourself enough time to be on time.