Research begun in MPH practicum project published

Published on November 9, 2018

A research study undertaken as part of a Master of Public Health degree practicum project found that many veterinarians do not take adequate measures to protect themselves from common occupational hazards, including animal bites, needle sticks, and cuts, which could expose them to zoonotic diseases.

The study, led by Kerry Rood, a recent graduate of the College of Public Health’s MPH degree program for practicing veterinarians, was published in the Journal of Agromedicine. Rood is an extension veterinarian and associate department head in the Department and Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University.

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