2021

UNIVERSITY

Dr. Katie Flynn

WSHE Presents Speaker Dr. Katie Flynn

Dr. Katie Flynn was raised on a Standardbred racehorse farm in South Grafton, Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from University of Massachusetts. In 2001, she received her veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2002, Dr. Flynn joined the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Animal Health Branch (AHB) where she has held several positions including a field veterinarian position, livestock health program veterinarian and more recently equine staff veterinarian.  In her current position, Dr. Flynn provides oversight to all equine regulatory disease programs and acts as the manager of the Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP). Dr. Flynn’s area of interest is biosecurity, specifically equine event biosecurity.  Dr. Flynn has developed biosecurity educational materials for event organizers, specifically the Biosecurity Toolkit for Equine Events which has been distributed to all 50 states and 12 countries. As an equine event biosecurity expert, Dr. Flynn participated in the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Biosecurity in Paris, France in July 2015 and spoke at the Federation Equestrian International’s (FEI) National Veterinary Delegate Conference in Athens Greece in May 2016. Dr. Flynn is a member of the American Horse Council, the American Quarter Horse Association and the United States Equestrian Federation. Currently, Dr. Flynn is the Vice Chair of the Infectious Diseases of Horses Committee of the United States Animal Health Association and serves on the Leadership Development Committee, Infectious Disease Committee and Welfare and Public Policy Council for the American Association of the Equine Practitioners.

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