Jack Shere, DVM, Named USDA’s Chief Veterinary Officer

He will be leading the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services program.

Dr. Jack Shere

USDA

http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/Jack Shere, DVM, Ph.D., a long-time employee of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), was recently named USDA’s Chief Veterinary Officer leading APHIS’s Veterinary Services program. 

Dr. Shere joined APHIS in 1990 and has held a variety of field and leadership positions, serving as the area commander during the exotic Newcastle disease outbreak in 2003 and spending time in Iowa during the 2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak where he represented USDA and Secretary Vilsack. Shere also spent several years in private veterinary practice prior to joining APHIS.

Asked about his goals for veterinary services under his leadership, Shere explained that the program has faced with budget changes over the past several years, which has reduced our field force and the ability to respond as quickly as we would like. He said he's committed to moving the program forward and addressing those needs. 

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