The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pam Hullinger, DVM, MPVM, DACVPM, as director of the Large Animal Clinic. Dr. Hullinger joins UC Davis from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she served as chief veterinary officer of the Agricultural Security Program. She will also maintain her previously held position at UC Davis in the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Medicine and Epidemiology as a specialist/clinical diagnostic epidemiologist and lecturer.
“I am honored to be returning to UC Davis to work with such an esteemed team of veterinarians and patient care technical specialists,” said Dr. Hullinger. “I look forward to working with the faculty and staff to implement a strategic planning effort that will improve on the Large Animal Clinic’s already excellent level of clinical equine and livestock programs.”
Dr. Hullinger is a 1990 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a residency in large animal internal medicine (equine emphasis) in 1996 and a Master’s in Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She served for ten years as a veterinary medical officer with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, before joining LLNL.
In addition to her clinical and epidemiological experience, Dr. Hullinger has foreign animal disease experience including working in the United Kingdom as part of the effort to control the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in 2001. She also assisted with the eradication of Exotic Newcastle Disease from Southern California in 2002-2003.
“Pam’s impressive professional background has allowed her to develop strong working relationships with diverse segments of the equine and livestock industries, as well as practicing veterinarians, and educational governmental organizations locally, nationally, and internationally,” said Dr. David Wilson, director of the VMTH. “These relationships will substantially benefit our large animal clinical programs.”
Dr. Hullinger’s interests include: food safety and security; epidemiology; international veterinary medicine and global ecosystem health; foreign animal, emerging, zoonotic, and infectious diseases; biotechnology and bio-detection technologies; infectious disease pathogen modeling; informatics; clinical medicine; and student training.
“Pam has proven excellent leadership, management, and communication skills, and we are extremely fortunate that she is rejoining the VMTH team,” added Dr. Wilson.
Dr. Hullinger’s appointment was effective April 27, 2015.