The ACVPM encourages all diplomates to pursue professional development and training programs to ensure excellence in the many facets of preventive veterinary medicine. Below are some of the training programs the ACVPM promotes.
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Public Health Residency
The University of Minnesota’s veterinary public health (VPH) residency program, through the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, is a two-year residency designed for early to mid-career veterinarians to gain specialized training in veterinary public health practice.
Over the course of the VPH residency, residents are assigned to a variety of projects and activities with an eye toward providing experiences across the full spectrum of teaching, research, and service. They work in close collaboration with the university’s public health faculty advisors as well as their VPH residency mentors. Residents concurrently pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health through the School of Public Health.
More information can be found at the University of Minnesota website.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Public Health Specialization
The Ohio State University’s Veterinary Public Health specialization is an option within the Master of Public Health degree program created through a collaborative effort between the College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Public Health.
Designed to fulfill the need for professionals to gain the knowledge and skills to address the problems of zoonotic and food-borne diseases, the program provides specialized training in Veterinary Public Health for veterinarians or for students who plan to continue on to earn an advanced degree (DVM, MD, PhD).
The MPH-VPH program is also open to other professionals who wish to be trained in the epidemiology of zoonotic and food-borne diseases, food safety, environmental health, preparedness and emergency response, as well as to obtain a strong base in biostatistics and epidemiology.
The degree can be earned in 1.5 to 2 years, which includes course work, a practicum or field experience, and a culminating project.
More information can be found on The Ohio State University website.