Bettye Walters, DVM
International Programs Team (IPT)
Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
Dr. Walters begin employment with the CVM’s International Programs Team in August 2010 after being recruited from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM). She brings with her a wealth of public veterinary practice experience as director of a nationally and internationally recognized Academic Center of Excellence at the VMRCVM and with the United States Department of Agriculture.
Her primary responsibilities as a member of the IPT include:
- Serve as Assistant to the Chair of the CODEX Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food
- Act as a liaison on the FDA/OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) Cooperative Agreement on the Global Implementation of Veterinary Medicinal Products
- Work on CVM’s OIE Collaborating Center application for the International Cooperation to Strengthen Veterinary Drug Regulatory Infrastructure
- Serve on various FDA Office of International Programs working groups including ones on Capacity Building and Comparability
- Establish Speaker’s Forum to bring in relevant and interesting speakers who work with and impact the Center’s activities
Prior to her CVM employment, she was Director for the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine at the VMRCVM where she was responsible for the design, development, and delivery of courses in the veterinary, undergraduate, and post-DVM curriculum related to public veterinary medicine. She designed and led courses in food safety, international veterinary medicine, new and emerging infectious diseases, and animals and public policy. She also exposed students to global issues of veterinary importance and facilitated international educational and research opportunities for students and faculty in China, Costa Rica, Brazil, India, Italy, Mexico, and Chile. Dr. Walters received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University.