Dr. Leslie Seraphin received her DVM from Purdue University in 1984 and her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2004. She worked as a small animal practitioner in NJ from 1984 – 1989. A life-threatening allergy to cats forced a change in career path, and she joined VS in 1989. As a veterinary epidemiologist, she has helped to design disease control and eradication programs, assisted producers with eliminating diseases from their herds, developed biosecurity and bite protocols for County Animal Response Teams, and given presentations on biosecurity to numerous groups throughout New Jersey. Dr. Seraphin wrote the VS pamphlet “Biosecurity for Horse Owners - Keeping Your Horses Healthy” and new VS fact sheets “Essential Eight – Biosecurity Tips for Pigs Raised Outdoors”, “Protecting Swine Health through Validated-Qualified Herds” and Brucellosis – What you Need to Know to Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Employees”.