Dr. Naugle received her undergraduate degree in animal and veterinary sciences from West Virginia University, followed by a DVM from The Ohio State University in 1998. After serving as an associate veterinarian in a mixed animal practice in northeast Ohio, Dr. Naugle returned to Ohio State to complete her Ph.D. in veterinary preventive medicine with a specialization in epidemiology.
Her graduate research focused on the epidemiology of Johne’s disease in Ohio dairy herds, and extension activities were a significant component of her responsibilities. Upon completing her graduate work, she served as an analytical epidemiologist with the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Dr. Naugle joined Veterinary Services of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in March 2007 as the national epidemiologist for the Scrapie Eradication Program, and she has also served in an interim capacity with the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or “Mad Cow Disease”) Ongoing Surveillance Program.
She is currently the program manager of the National Bovine Tuberculosis Program. Dr. Naugle is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a member of its Epidemiology Specialty. She currently resides in Germantown, MD with her husband Tim, but enjoys her return trips to WV to visit her family’s farm.
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