Since receiving her DVM from OSU in 1987, Debra Nelson has taken her veterinary medical skills down many interesting roads and around the world.
She began her career in a typical fashion by working in, and later purchasing, a mixed animal practice in Arizona. Over the years, she kept busy managing her practice but didn’t stop there. She helped create the first veterinary technician training program in Arizona, co-hosted a local radio show called “Pet Potpourri, The Voice of Animal Health”, and served on the boards of many local animal service agencies. Nelson also travelled extensively, often volunteering her veterinary skills to under-served communities.
Next week Nelson is being honored by OSU as an Alumni Fellow, and on Friday, October 25 at noon, in Magruder 102, she will give an inspiring talk entitled “Opportunities for Growth and Fun! Routine: Never!” CVM students are encouraged to attend; lunch will be provided.