Jimmy Tickel, DVM is a veterinarian at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), serving as a livestock emergency management subject matter resource for the Institute. Tickels’ expertise is specifically sought after for issues related to emergency management on a national and international level.
As an IIAD veterinarian, Tickel overseas and is involved with three projects focused on emergency preparedness. He serves as a technical expert on the FAO Good Emergency Management Practices (GEMP) Technical Working Group. GEMP TWG members serve as international subject matter experts to assist countries in planning and preparation for animal health emergencies. Tickel is also working on a gaming simulation funded by the Department of Homeland Security for critical infrastructure emergency preparedness.
In September 2018, Tickel retired and ended his 28 years of service to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, where he had served as the NE Regional Veterinarian for Emergency Programs Division since. Tickel is also CEO of JLT Consulting LLC. Over the years, he has had the pleasure of training/presenting on Transboundary Animal Disease and Disaster Response/Preparedness in 42 states. Tickel holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (summa cum laude) from North Carolina State University.