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Doctor of Health Sciences: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2008)

Master of Public Health: Environmental Sciences - Fort Valley State University (2005)

Bachelor of Science: Veterinary Technology - Fort Valley State University (1994)

Professional Experience

2013-Present: Program Coordinator/Lecturer - MPH Program - Fort Valley State University

1995-2013: Lead Veterinary Technician & Adjunct Instructor - Veterinary Science - Fort Valley State University

Adjunct Instructor - Fort Valley State University

Adjunct Instructor - Kaplan University, Miami, FL

Adjunct Instructor - St. Francis University, Loretto, PA

Book Review Editor - VSPN.org - www.vspn.org

Research Interests

  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Baylisascaris procyonis
  • Scientific writing/presenting
  • Gastrointestinal nematodes in small ruminants


Under Current Publication for Upcoming Editions

  1. Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, Chapter 2: Urinalysis and Hematology
  2. A Laboratory Manual of Clinical Pathology for Veterinary Technicians; Co-authored by Dr. Oreta Samples and Dr. Scott Echols. To be published in 2014 by Teton-New Media, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Book Chapters/Manuals

Tasks for Veterinary Assistants, 3rd Edition, 2014, Chapter 2: Professional Conduct, Chapter 11: Patient Care I and Chapter 16: Endoscopy; OM Samples

Occupational Journals

  1. NAVTA Journal, Fall 2013, Importance of Collecting and Evaluating Rumen Fluid in Cattle, OM Samples, DA Smith, S Mobini
  2. Today’s Veterinary Practice, Fall 2013, Diagnostic Testing for Internal Parasites, OM Samples
  3. NAVTA Journal, 2013 Convention Edition, Are You Ready to Go? A Guide to the Best Veterinary Conventions, OM Samples
  4. NAVTA Journal, Summer 2012, Baylisascaris procyonis: A Zoonotic Threat to Veterinary Technicians, Samples, O.M.
  5. NAVTA Journal, Spring 2011; Handling and Care of the Common Green Iguana, Samples, O.M.
  6. VTARC Companion, April 2010; Sunset Horizons: The Care of Geriatric Dogs, Samples, O.M.
  7. NAVTA Journal, Winter 2009; The Care and Handling of Boa Constrictors, Samples, O.M., Murphy, K.
  8. Veterinary Technician Magazine, January 2003; Understanding Parasite Problems in Large Animals, Samples, O.M.
  9. Veterinary Technician Magazine, May 2003; What You Should Know About Tick-Borne Diseases; Samples, O.M.
  10. Veterinary Technician Magazine, May 2004; Emergency Care of Rabbit:  A Clinical Challenge; Samples, O.M., Murphy K.
  11. Veterinary Technician Magazine, April 2005; Basics of Ear Infections in Dogs; Samples, O.M.
  12. TechTalk, AALAS Newsletter for Technicians, Vol. 10, Issue 4; August 2005; Mosquitoes: The Littlest Lab Animal; Samples, O.M.
  13. I Love Cats, January 2006; Weight Watchers for Kitties; Samples, O.M

Book Reviews

150 reviews published with www.vspn.org between the years of 2008-2014 including:

  • Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Clinical Procedures of Large Animal Medicine
  • Essentials of Medical Language
  • Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Veterinary Technicians
  • Mosby's Veterinary PDQ, 1st Edition
  • Saunders Veterinary Terminology Flash Cards
  • Practical Transfusion Medicine for the Small Animal Practitioner
  • Common Diseases of the Companion Animal
  • Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology: A Workbook for Students
  • Clinical Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicians

Book Reviews for NAVTA Journal include the following:

  • Clinical Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine, 2011
  • Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat, 2nd Ed. (2011)
  • Essentials of Western Acupuncture (2010)