David C. Van Metre, DVM, DACVIM
Department of Clinical Sciences
Biosurveillance, Livestock Worker Training
My colleagues within APHI and I are evaluating multiple methods of data collection and analysis to determine the most appropriate sentinel populations, locations, and observation and sampling strategies for routine and emergency biosurveillance programs that target diseases of high national priority. I also participate in programs training novel audiences, such as Spanish-speaking personnel within the dairy and feedlot industries, on endemic and foreign animal disease recognition, zoonosis prevention, and worker safety. In addition, I am a co-investigator on outreach programs for the Specialized Biodefense Training Group, Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research. In that role, I have helped to conduct training programs in disease recognition, infectious disease risk management, and emergency response.
Prior to my current position in APHI, I was a clinician in the food animal clinic of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at CSU. My current clinical teaching activities primarily involve breeding flock and lambing management on range sheep operations.