DVM ’93, joined the North Carolina State Veterinary Response Corps, that was her first introduction to the ties between public health and veterinary medicine. From there, as she took courses in disaster management and dove into epidemiology, zoonotic disease, and other public health issues, she began to see that the two were inextricably linked. That’s when she decided to earn her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
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It was 2012, and Michelle Durkee, DVM ’89 had reached a turning point. As the owner of Florida’s West Palm Animal Clinic, she was maxed out, overwhelmed with charting, and considering hiring another veterinarian to help with the load. She couldn’t possibly take on any more clients, so growth was at a total standstill. She had to make a decision...
As former president of the Student Chapter of American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA), Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) student Afifah Abdul Rahim worked as a bridge between the students and staff with the intent to offer new initiatives, improve existing policies and enhance the on-campus experience of students at RUSVM.