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John D. Gibbins, DVM, DACVPM

Specialties and Expertise

  • Epidemiology; Zoonotic diseases; Occupational safety and health; Safety and health in agriculture, forestry, and fishing workers


  • DVM: The Ohio State University
  • MPH: Uniformed Services University
  • Fellowship: Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM)

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Chief Veterinarian, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, 2016–2020
  • Exemplary Service Medal, Surgeon General of the United States, 2020
  • Honorary Diplomate, American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES), 2017
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, US Department of Defense, 2006
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, US Department of Defense, 2002