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Veterinary Public Health Fellowship at University of South Florida, An interdisciplinary partnership for the health of the Florida manatee.

The Veterinary Public Health Fellowship is the result of collaboration between the University of South Florida College of Public Health and Lowry Park Zoo which allows USF to uniquely expand the breadth of their epidemiology teaching and practice into the field of clinical veterinary medicine.  The Fellowship assists Lowry Park Zoo, one of only three nonprofit critical care facilities for manatees in the continental U.S., in research efforts by using population health research skills from the public health curriculum in the Zoo’s clinical investigations of biological causes for manatee illnesses.

“Public health is about preventing disease in human populations, but it’s extremely exciting to add the animal population to our work”

Kathleen O’Rourke, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the USF College of Public Health


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