Professional Development & Extension Programs

Principal Investigator(s):

The Institute and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have been working to develop supplemental training materials for veterinarians, diagnosticians, Extension agents, and public health personnel since 2010. The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and State, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency have provided sponsorship of training materials and training programs at IIAD.

Veterinary Internships:

IIAD and Boehringer Ingelheim – Veterinary Public Health Internships

The Institute, in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim – Veterinary Public Health, are hosting two summer 2018 internship opportunities. The Institute will host two students with interests and experience in veterinary medicine and/or international agricultural issues.

Veterinary students of any year or classification and graduate students are eligible to apply to the program. Selected interns will be matched with mentors for an approximate ten-week summer internship. Interns will gain hands-on experience while working on projects related to the economics and detection, control, and mitigation of high consequence transboundary animal diseases.  For this opportunity; there will be two internships; one focused on an international veterinary/agricultural topic and one focused on a domestic veterinary/agricultural topic. Learn more.

Program Areas:

IIAD International Laboratory Training Program

The IIAD Laboratory Training Program consists of face-to-face, online, or independent study modules and short courses. The program consists of nine modules and provides trainees with foundational information and skills to support veterinary diagnostics. The information is presented in a series of PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes, exercise activities, and evaluation materials. Courses are available in Laboratory Management and Bioinformatics. Learn more.

IIAD International Epidemiology & Surveillance Training Program

The IIAD International Epidemiology & Surveillance Training Program consists of face-to-face, online, or independent study modules and short courses. The program consists of thirteen modules and provides trainees with foundational information and skills to support agricultural public health. The information is presented in a series of PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes, exercise activities, and evaluation materials. Courses are available in Animal Health Disease and Surveillance and Epidemiology. Learn more.

Program Training Options:

International trainees can select the option that best suits their supplemental training needs.

  • Option 1: Independent Study (PDF of training materials on a USB Drive): Interested trainees and individuals may complete the IIAD International Training Program through independent study. Program requirements include completion of modules and a implementation of a follow-on project in the trainees home organization. Independent study resources are available through IIAD. To view descriptions, to pay online or check/money order to enroll.
  • Option 2: Face-to-Face Training: Interested trainees and individuals may complete the IIAD International Training Program through face-to-face training at IIAD or in-country. Program requirements include completion of modules and a implementation of a follow-on project in the trainees home organization. To view descriptions, determine the next training opportunity, to pay online, or to enroll.
  • Option 3: Web-based Training: Interested trainees and individuals may complete the IIAD International Training Program through web-based training. Program requirements include completion of modules and a implementation of a follow-on project in the trainees home organization. Web-based resources are available through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Conference Services. To view descriptions, to pay, or to enroll.

Training Impact: Long-term Results of our Education Programs

Our educational trainings have proven long-term positive impacts and results as demonstrated by our former students and their workplaces. Learn more.