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Margaret Slater, DVM, PhD

Margaret Slater, DVM, PhD
Margaret Slater, DVM, PhD

Dr. Slater obtained her DVM from Cornell University in 1986 and spent a year in small animal practice. She returned to Cornell to complete her PhD in epidemiology in 1990. She then joined the faculty at Texas A&M University and was a Professor of Epidemiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences there. Dr. Slater joined the ASCPA in 2008 and currently provides study design and statistical support for staff across the ASPCA.

Dr. Slater's work has been in the areas of health and disease in companion animals, including arthritis, questionnaire design and evaluation, and pet overpopulation. She has been invited to speak at numerous local, regional and national animal welfare meetings. Dr. Slater is internationally recognized for her work on the sources, problems and potential solutions for free-roaming cats and dogs.

Dr. Slater has authored over 85 peer-reviewed publications and 2 books. She has taught undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students in biostatistics, epidemiology, critical review of the literature, and the human-animal bond. She has worked with more than 20 pure bred dog clubs to develop and analyze breed specific health information. Her first book, Community Approaches to Feral Cats: Problems, Alternatives, and Recommendations, was published by the Humane Society Press in 2002. Her second book, Veterinary Epidemiology: An Evidence-Based Approach describes the process of using veterinary literature to bring new science into veterinary practice.



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