Armando Hoet, DVM, PhD, ACVPM,
Director, Veterinary Public Health Program, The Ohio State University
DVM, Zulia University, Maracaibo, Venezuela || PhD, The Ohio State University
Dr. Hoet has a DVM degree (1991) from Zulia University, Maracaibo, Venezuela; a PhD in Veterinary Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University (2002), and is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (currently serving as a counselor in the Executive Board). Dr. Hoet has been teaching and performing research in infectious diseases since 1993, publishing over 70 research articles and book chapters on infectious diseases. His current research interest is on the epidemiology and ecology of zoonotic and foodborne pathogens such as MRSA, E. coli, and Salmonella; as well as the molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance associated with these pathogens in humans, animals, and the environment. Recently, Dr. Hoet was named a "One Health Scholar" by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges for his tabletop exercise, "Q-Fever in the Suburbs."
Currently, Dr. Hoet serves as the Director of the Veterinary Public Health program at OSU ( http://vet.osu.edu/education/veterinary-public-health-program), which is one of only two ACVPM accredited programs in the USA, and the second largest in the country with >55 graduate students. He has visited over 30 different countries and has international experience with managing research, educational and service projects focusing on countries such as USA, Venezuela, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia and multiple countries in the Caribbean, including the OIE Twinning Program and the Caribbean Integrated Surveillance System on Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture (CISARA) program. He has delivered over 100 invited presentations at national and international scientific meetings and institutions of higher education.