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Dr. Oreta Samples, DHSc

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    Position: Adjunct

    Department: Health Science

    Office: Third Floor, Library and Learning Commons

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    814.472.3357

    About Dr. Oreta Samples

    Dr. Samples is a 1994 graduate of Fort Valley State University holding both a BS and AAS in Veterinary Technology.  She has completed a Masters Degree in the field of Public Health in May of 2005 as well as a Doctorate in Health Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  As an Associate Professor, she currently serves as Program Coordinator for the MPH Program at Fort Valley State University where she has worked in a variety of roles for the past 19 years including adjunct instructor and Lead Veterinary Technologist. Dr. Samples also holds an Assistant Professorship (adjunct) at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.  As a writer, her publications includes 3 book chapters, several articles related to veterinary clinical pathology, parasitology and public health in both scientific and freelance publications as well as numerous book reviews through VSPN.org. She served as the Book Review Editor for VSPN.org for 15 years. She is a past-founding committee member of the newly recognized Academy of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Technicians (AVCPT). She serves the Editorial Board of NAVTA as well as AVTE where she serves as a founding member on the AVTE Journal Task Force. She has also served as Editor for the GVTAA newsletter (Georgia State Association) for 4 years. She is currently anticipating the publication of her first lab manual of clinical pathology for veterinary technicians in 2018 with Teton New Media and enjoyed the publication of McCurnin’s Textbook for Veterinary Technicians as a co-editor in 2017. Her research interests revolve predominantly around veterinary parasitology, clinical pathology and zoonotic diseases a they pertain to public health. In her free time, when not spending time with the family, she pursues freelance writing, reading, speaking to veterinary technician organizations and painting in watercolor media.