Dr. Christine Hoang

Dr. Christine Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH, Assistant Director of the Division of Animal and Public Health of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), received both her DVM and MPH through the University of Minnesota’s dual degree program and is additionally certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Besides being the resident expert on antimicrobials for the AVMA, she also provides technical and scientific expertise to the Food Safety Advisory Committee (FSAC), the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine (CPHRVM), the Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials (VOSC), and the newly formed Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice.

Recently Dr. Hoang was recognized by the American Association of Food Safety Veterinarians as the 2013 Food Safety Veterinarian of the year. This prestigious honor recognizes her as a champion for safe food production.

In her spare time (what’s that?) while she’s not out educating the world on food safety, proper drug use, and antimicrobial resistance, she can be found out and about with family and friends, traveling, and spending time outdoors. Presently Dr. Hoang resides in the suburbs of Chicago. An avid animal lover, she shares her life and home with a large pack Mike (Shih Tzu Pekingese mix) the tough guy; Luke (Scooby-Doo type mutt) otherwise known as the mental patient; Suni (Stonehenge Bulldog) ladylike, yet still somewhat uncouth, and her husband (the only other biped on premise).

You can follow her on Twitter @DrCHoang.

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