If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to put your veterinary skills to use in food safety or government or how to make a career change beyond the clinic, join the AVMA for the second in our career webinar series: USDA FSIS-Practicing Public Health in a Food Safety Regulatory Agency.
Our speaker, Dr. Patty Bennett, deputy director for the Chemical Residue Risk Staff in the Office of Public Health Science within the Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS), will share how she moved from the world of small-animal and shelter medicine into the public health arena, and discuss FSIS career options and hiring opportunities for veterinarians, along with qualifications and how to manage the application process.
Here are the specifics:
Title: USDA FSIS-Practicing Public Health in a Food Safety Regulatory Agency
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (CDT)
Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/528322786.
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
About the speaker:
Dr. Patty Bennett is the deputy director for the Chemical Residue Risk Staff in the Office of Public Health Science within the Food Safety and Inspection Service. As such, she oversees the design, implementation and management of the National Residue Program, an interagency program that samples meat, poultry and egg products for chemical residues covering veterinary drugs, pesticides and environmental contaminants. She has been with FSIS for six years, working in the Office of Policy and Program Development prior to accepting her current position. Before coming to FSIS, she practiced small-animal and shelter medicine. She obtained her DVM from the University of Florida, holds a Master of Science in Biology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University. She is board certified in veterinary preventive medicine.