Dr. Aimee Hunt

USDA APHIS- Veterinary Services
Epidemiology Officer, District 6 (WA, OR, AK)
Dr. Hunt has over a decade of academic and professional commitment to livestock health throughout North America. As a student gaining a BS and DVM in Animal Sciences from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, she worked as a Livestock Volunteer for Heifer International, where she was responsible for the herd health and husbandry of a variety of animals including cattle, sheep, goats, camels, llamas, poultry, and rabbits. Simultaneously, as a research assistant at LSU she worked in the electron microscopy laboratory, equine health studies program and the farm animal department, performing literature searches and writing an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee protocol.

Following this, Dr. Hunt worked as a veterinary intern for VCA Animal Hospitals in Norwalk, CT, where she was imbedded with a primary case responsibility in a high volume, multi-specialist center and worked to review current research within the disciplines of internal medicine, critical care, oncology, and neurology. Beginning in 2010, she established herself as a Veterinarian at Prince William Animal Hospital in Manassas, VA, Union Veterinary Clinic in Washington, DC, and in private practice, where she developed post-operative analgesic protocol and a marketing strategy to promote services to local veterinary clinics.

In 2016 Dr. Hunt gained her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, after which she began work as a Veterinary Medical Officer for Professional Development Services as the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, where she currently works. In 2018, she shifted her focus within the organization to Epidemiology.

Dr. Hunt has been involved with the Epidemiologic Outbreak Investigation Training Module Development for USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, the evaluation of ELISA test kit for detection of antibody to Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis in pooled & bulk bovine milk samples, Strengthening Multi-Sector Emergency Response and Resilience Using the One Health Systems Mapping & Analysis Resource Toolkit (OH-SMART), and Creating Ecosystems Partnerships with Grand Portage Chippewa Tribe in Minnesota.