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Deborah T. Kochevar, DVM, PhD, DACVC


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 508-887-4700 508-839-7953 Website


Deborah T. Kochevar, DVM, PhD, DACVCP is Dean and Henry and Lois Foster Professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University and a PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Texas, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. After completing an NIH National Research Service Award Fellowship, she joined the faculty at Texas A&M University where she remained until 2006. Dr. Kochevar is a former Congressional Science Fellow to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, a diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, having chaired its Council on Education and the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. She completed service as president and chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges in 2013.

Dr. Kochevar has published in peer-reviewed research and teaching journals and garnered extramural funding for her work. She has won college, university and national level teaching awards and has developed special interests in international aspects of health education, including the importance of inter-professional One Health curricula.