The Maryland Department of Agriculture has added two animal health positions.
The first position will be held by Nancy “Jo” Chapman, DVM, as assistant chief of animal health for operations and the regional veterinarian for southern Maryland.
Dr. Chapman is responsible for managing routine animal-health field operations and readiness, regulation revisions and federal cooperative agreements, and is acting state veterinarian in the absence of State Veterinarian Guy Hohenhaus, DVM.
The second position will be held by Claudia Osorio, DVM, as the director of the Salisbury Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory.
Dr. Osorio’s experience includes poultry laboratory and pathology research at New Bolton Center, several internships with commercial poultry companies and veterinary diagnostic labs and six years as diagnostic laboratory director with the Colombian Agriculture Institute.