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Oreta M. Samples, D.H.Sc.

Public Health Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor

(478) 825-6904

(478) 827-3023

sampleso@fvsu.edu

Academic Program: Public Health Graduate Program

Expertise:
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Baylisascaris procyonis
  • Scientific writing/presenting
  • Gastrointestinal nematodes in small ruminants
Honors/Awards:
  • Georgia Public Health Association – Student Ambassador 2003-2005
  • Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society – 1993, 1994
  • Honor Roll Student – 1992, 1993
  • USDA/APHIS Tutorial Award – 1992, 1993, 1994
  • USDA/ARS Tutorial Award – 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Hill’s Pet Food Tutorial Award – 1991
Education:

Certificate: On-Line Instructor (2016) - Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA

Certificate: Infectious Disease (in progress) - Saint Joseph University, Hartford, CT

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)

Recent Publications/Presentations:

Book Publications:

  • McCurnin’s Textbook for Veterinary Technologists, 9th Edition (2018). Bassert, Joanna, Samples, OM, Beal, A
    • Served as co-editor as well as authoring three chapters within the text. 
  • Mosby’s Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians: 
    • Chapter 2: Urinalysis and Hematology
  • Tasks for Veterinary Assistants, 3rd Edition, 2014
    • Chapter 2: Professional Conduct
    • Chapter 8: Nursing Skills
    • Chapter 13: Endoscopy

Occupational Journals:

Georgia Environmentalist, June 2015. A Safe Haven for All…, Samples, OM

Journal of Georgia Public Health Association, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 1. Venomous Spiders of the Southeastern Us: An Unexpected Threat, Collins, A, Samples OM.

Journal of Georgia Public Health Association, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 1. Spiritual Health: The Often Overlooked Dimension of Health, Imoyera, P, Riley, C, Samples, OM, Green, G.

Today’s Veterinary Practice, Fall 2013, Diagnostic Testing for Internal Parasites, OM Samples.

NAVTA Journal, Fall, 2013, Importance of Collecting and Evaluating Rumen Fluid in Cattle, OM Samples, DA Smith, S. Mobini

Today’s Veterinary Practice, 2013, Diagnostic Testing for Internal Parasites, currently under review for publication in Fall 2013.

NAVTA Journal, Summer 2012, Baylisascaris procyonis: A Zoonotic Threat to Veterinary Technicians, Samples, O.M.

International Journal of Poultry Science, August 2011, Role of Body Weight on Reproductive and Physiological Traits in Japanese Quail Layers (Coturnix japonica)

NAVTA Journal, Spring 2011; Handling and Care of the Common Green Iguana, Samples, O.M.

Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, June 2010; Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, Authors: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Veterinary Infection Control Committee 2010

VTARC Companion, April 2010; Sunset Horizons: The Care of Geriatric Dogs, Samples, O.M.

NAVTA Journal, Winter 2009; The Care and Handling of Boa Constrictors, Samples, O.M., Murphy, K.

I Love Cats, January 2006; Weight Watchers for Kitties; Samples, O.M

Veterinary Technician Magazine, April 2005; Basics of Ear Infections in Dogs; Samples, O.M.

TechTalk, AALAS Newsletter for Technicians, Vol. 10, Issue 4; August 2005; Mosquitoes: The Littlest Lab Animal; Samples, O.M.

Veterinary Technician Magazine, May 2004; Emergency Care of Rabbit: A Clinical Challenge; Samples, O.M., Murphy K.

Veterinary Technician Magazine, January 2003; Understanding Parasite Problems in Large Animals, Samples, O.M.

Veterinary Technician Magazine, May 2003; What You Should Know About Tick-Borne Diseases; Samples, O.M.

Book Reviews to be found at vspn.org (the following is a sampling of titles, approximately 150 reviews have been written)

  • 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 (2011)
  • Essentials of Western Acupuncture (2010)

Proceedings Papers & Abstracts:

Susceptibility of Goat Kids to Infection with Gastrointestinal Parasites. D.A. Smith, T.H. Terrill, O.M. Samples, C.M. Matthews, B. Kouakou, and S. Gelaye, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA Presented at ARD Meeting, Washington, D.C. 5-2000

Anthelmintic Efficacy against Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Goats in Georgia. O.M. Samples1, T.H. Terrill1, M. Larsen2, R.M. Kaplin3, J.E. Miller4, S. Mobini1, and S. Gelaye1, 1Fort Valley State University, 2The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, 3University of Georgia; and 4Louisiana State University Presented at ARD Meeting, Washington, D.C. 5-2000

Biological Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Goats Using Nematode-Trapping Fungi. 1T.H. Terrill, 1O.M. Samples, 2 M. Larsen, 3J.E. Miller, 1C.M. Matthews, and 1S. Gelaye, 1Fort Valley State University, 2The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, and 3Louisiana State University. Presented at ARD Meeting, Washington, D.C. 5-2000

Preliminary Evaluation of Two Hair Sheep Breeds for Production in the Southeast, W.P. Getz, S. Mobini, G.F. Hill, O. Samples, and J. Peacock, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, Presented at American Society of Animal Science, Southern Section, Lexington, Kentucky 1-2000

Anthelmintic Efficacy Against Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Goats in Georgia. O.M. Samples1, T.H. Terrill1, M. Larsen2, R.M. Kaplin3, J.E. Miller4, S. Mobini1, and S. Gelaye1, 1Fort Valley State University, 2The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, 3University of Georgia; and 4Louisiana State University Presented at 45th Annual American Association of Veterinary Parasitology, Salt Lake City, Utah, 7-2000.

Biological Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Goats Using Nematode-Trapping Fungi. 1T.H. Terrill, 1O.M. Samples, 2M. Larsen, 3J.E. Miller, 1C.M. Matthews, and 1S. Gelaye, 1Fort Valley State University, 2The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, and 3Louisiana State University. Presented at 45th Annual American Association of Veterinary Parasitology Salt Lake City, Utah, 7-2000

Preliminary Investigation of Anthelmintic Efficacy against Gastrointestinal Nematodes (GINs) of Goats and Susceptibility of Goat Kids to GIN Infection. A. Hollis, T.H. Terrill, O.M. Samples, C.M. Matthews, B. Kouakou, and S. Gelaye, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA pp. 5 – 12th Biennial Research Symposium, ARD Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Multiple Anthelmintic Resistances on Goat Farms in Georgia. 1R.M. Kaplan, 2T. H. Terrill, 1A.R. Wyatt, 2O.M. Samples, 1L.H. Williamson, 2S. Gelaye, 1College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia

Capability of the Nematode-Trapping Fungus Duddingtonia flagrans to Reduce Infective Larvae of GIN’s in Goat Feces in the Southeastern United States: Dose Titration and Dose time Interval Study.   1T.H. Terrill, 2M. Larsen, 1O.M. Samples, 2S. Husted, 3J.E. Miller, 4R.M. Kaplan, and 1S. Gelaye, 1Fort Valley State University, 2The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, and 3Louisiana State University. 4University of Georgia, submitted to Veterinary Parasitology, 2003

Grants Funded:

20,000 PREP Grant (seed grant) funded by the Office of President, Fort Valley State University. Riley, C; Samples OM. Grant is intended to provide seed money to begin a grant funded research project in an area of public health. This grant was written to continue the research of tobacco use among students at an HBCU. Received for two years.

7500.00 Morehouse School of Medicine Mini-Grant funded by Morehouse School of Medicine for the purpose of developing an educational program that addresses an area of public health to be carried out by a public health program. Receipt of this grant enabled the MPH Program at FVSU to create a Freshman Orientation program addressing tobacco cessation and prevention in keeping with the recent 2014 BOR policy on all BOR universities being smoke-free.

2000.00 Presidential Mini-Grant funded by Fort Valley State University for equipment purchase for community enrichment program with students ranging from Kindergarten to Senior High School level in the area of veterinary pathology and microbiology lessons, Investigator: Oreta M. Samples, Co-Investigator Dr. G. McCommon (2008)

1400.00 Grant funded by GPHA/GHSA/NHSB: “Impaired Driving on College Campuses”, Investigator: Oreta M. Samples, Co-Investigator: Arnita C. Owens (2004)

5000.00 Grant funded by American Kennel Club, Companion Animal Relief Fund. Grant is to be used for funding of supplies and equipment for the SAFE Center located at Fort Valley State University, Department of Veterinary Science (2011).

Conference Travel Grant funded by Bayer Animal Health. Was awarded funding for travel to conference of my choice based on article submitted for publication with the NAVTA Journal entitled: Baylisascaris procyonis: A Zoonotic Threat to Clinical Veterinary Technicians (2012).

Oral Presentations:

Wild West Veterinary Conference, Reno, NV 2016
Dr. Samples was an invited speaker presenting 4 topics within the veterinary technology conference proceedings. These included Sample Collection in Veterinary Medicine, Zoonotic Diseases and Effects on Veterinary Personnel, Large Animal Sample Collection (2-part).

39th Annual Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians Convention, Minneapolis, MN, February 2103
Dr. Samples was an invited speaker to present Large Animal Sample Collection – From Head to Tail, Zoonotics in Large Animal Species, The HOT Complex as it relates to Caprines, Maintenance and Health of the Equine Hoof, Large Animal Nursing.

Wild West Veterinary Conference, Reno, NV October 2012
Dr. Samples was an invited speaker to present: Maintaining the Veterinary Lab, Sample Collection and Testing – From Head to Tail, Parasitology Techniques – Identification of Small Animal Parasites, Zoonotic Disease – Implications to Veterinary Personnel.

2012 Mid-America Veterinary Conference, Lexington, KT April 2012
Dr. Samples was an invited speaker to present two talks: Rumen Fluid Analysis and The Complete Technician – From the Front Door to the Back.

38th Annual Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians Convention, Minneapolis, MN February 3, 2012
Dr. Samples was an invited speaker to present Large Animal Parasitology, Rumen Fluid Collection and Analysis, Large Animal Hematology and Cytology.

Wild West Veterinary Conference, Reno, NV October 2011
Dr. Samples was an invited speaker to present four presentations on the following topics:

Basic Parasitology for Beginners, Advanced Parasitology, Maintaining the Veterinary Lab – Big or Small, and Technician Today…Writer Tomorrow.

Fort Valley State University, College of Agriculture Monthly Research Seminar, June 2010
Dr. Samples was an invited presenter on the topic of Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, a topic that was reflected by her on-going involvement and work through the national committee associated with the bi-annually published Veterinary Infection Control Compendium (published by AVMA). This committee is part of The National Association of State and Public Health Veterinarians to which Dr. Samples serves in the capacity of NAVTA representative to the compendium committee.

Association of Veterinary Technician Educators Bi-Annual Symposium, July, 2009
Dr. Samples was an invited speaker and co-presenter along with Dr. George McCommon on the topic of Electronic Resources for the Veterinary Technology Classroom at bi-annual meeting held in Omaha, Nebraska.

American Veterinary Medical Association, Seattle, WA 7-2009
Invited Speaker, Topics of talks included: The Role of Veterinary Technicians in Public Health; A Parasitic Primer for Veterinary Technicians; The Complete Veterinary Technician: Running Things from the Front Door to the Back (presented this topic twice).

74th Meeting of Georgia Public Health Association, Augusta, GA, 9-2003; Tick- Borne Diseases as an Occupational Hazard to Veterinary Medicine

45th Meeting of American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, Salt Lake City, Utah; 7/2000; Anthelmintic Efficacy against Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Two Georgia Goat Herds

12th ARD Symposium, Washington, DC, 4-2000; Anthelmintic Efficacy against Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Goats in Georgia.