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John Coy New
Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences

Research Interests

  • Infectious disease epidemiology especially zoonotic diseasesand diseases of free-ranging wildlife.
  • Human-animal interactions such as factors related to theacquisition and retention of pets and the use of animals astherapeutic interventions (animal-assisted therapy).


  • B.S. Texas A&M University, 1970
  • D.V.M. Texas A&M University, 1971
  • M.P.H. University of Minnesota, 1977

Professional Societies

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association
  • Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and PreventiveMedicine
  • U.S. Animal Health Association
  • Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease
  • American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians
  • American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians
  • National Academies of Practice-Veterinary Medicine