Catherine Brown DVM, MSc, MPH

Dr. Catherine BrownDr. Catherine Brown DVM, MSc, MPH received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota after which she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship. She moved to London to earn a Master’s of Science in Wild Animal Health from the Royal Veterinary College. When she returned, she worked as a wildlife veterinarian for eight years from 1997 – 2005. She was the Staff Veterinarian for DuPage County’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Illinois and then moved to The Humane Society of the United State’s Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts. During this time, she also pursued a Master’s of Public Health from Boston University.

Following graduation, she was awarded an Applied Epidemiology Fellowship sponsored by the Center’s for Disease Control and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, with the New York State Department of Health. She has served as the State Public Health Veterinarian at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health since 2006 where she oversees surveillance and educational outreach on all zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Since 2011 she has served as the Chair of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians’ Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control.

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