Education and Training

National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps (NAHERC) Training
Are you interested in animal health emergencies? Would you like to be more prepared? Free training is available to anyone who is interested in these topics at this site.

National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)
The CFSPH has been working with USDA-APHIS to develop APHIS-approved supplemental training materials for the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP). Veterinarians seeking to renew their USDA accreditation can choose from three different supplemental training formats.

Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals for Veterinary Students

The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) web-based is currently used at all United States veterinary schools. The course fulfills the Initial Accreditation Training requirement of the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program. The course has been used since 2002 at U.S. veterinary schools to raise awareness of foreign, emerging, and exotic animal diseases and to prepare veterinarians to recognize and appropriately respond to unusual animal diseases. Veterinary students access the course through a portal on the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges website The CFSPH developed the course content with other academic institutions and manages the course. The USDA APHIS provides support for veterinary colleges to offer the course and distribute a companion textbook. The course is available for continuing education and has been translated into Spanish as well. Email for more information.

Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals for Continuing Education
The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals web-based course, used at all U.S. veterinary colleges, will be offered July 25-September 2 for 46 hours of RACE approved CE for veterinarians or veterinary technicians.

Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets
This web-based course provides an excellent opportunity for veterinary and human healthcare professionals and students to refresh and gain knowledge of key zoonotic diseases. The course includes lessons, case studies, a discussion board, and online resources to assist in conveying zoonotic disease prevention measures to clients.

Veterinary Immunology & Principles of Vaccination
This course provides an overview of veterinary immunology with an emphasis on infectious disease. It includes over 17 hours of online video lectures, and printed study materials. Dr. Jim Roth and Dr. Gayle Brown are the instructors for this course.

Introduction to Veterinary Immunology
This 4.5 hour course introduces how the immune system works, how vaccines prevent disease and why vaccines sometimes fail to protect from disease and occasionally cause adverse reactions. Printed materials are included.

Introduction to Principles of Veterinary Vaccination
This course offers an introduction to how veterinary vaccines work and contains 3 hours of video lectures plus printed materials.

Introduction to Animal Emergency Management
A 10 part course to provide Animal Care employees with foundational information and skills to support USDA APHIS Animal Care's emergency planning and response roles.

Master of Public Health
Learn more about the Master of Public Health degree program for graduate veterinarians and the concurrent DVM/MPH degree program for Iowa State University veterinary students. This degree is conferred by the University of Iowa, College of Public Health, a fully accredited institution.