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Posts tagged: National Veterinary Services Laboratory

Second Generation Veterinarian Helps USDA Protect American Agriculture

Hello, I’m Dr. Jeffrey Nelson.  I’m a Veterinary Medical Officer with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).  I work in Ames, Iowa at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL).

Being a veterinarian runs in my family – my father is a veterinarian for USDA as well.  I heard his stories about the challenges of regulatory medicine and it sounded like a unique opportunity.  My goal in vet school was to end up working in regulatory medicine myself. Read more »