John P Huntley DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Recipient: Public Service Award 2011

2248 29th CT NW
Olympia, WA 98502

Dr. John P HuntleyDr. Huntley is a 1980 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained his Masters in Public Health degree in 1999 at the School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Huntley has served in various leadership roles in animal health programs in a long history of public service. Until recently, he was the Director of the Division of Animal Industry, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. His responsibilities included the development and operation of infectious animal disease control programs for livestock populations and captive wildlife. A particular interest was the establishment of a systematic approach to the prevention and mitigation of animal health threats on cattle farms in New York State.

Dr. Huntley also served with the US Army in Baghdad, Iraq from March 2003 until March 2004. He commanded a unit that was engaged in a number of civil infrastructure projects including rebuilding medical clinics, schools, and the University of Baghdad Veterinary School.

Currently, Dr. Huntley serves as the USDA Veterinary Services Area Veterinarian in Charge, with responsibilities for federal animal health programs in the states and territories of Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

Dr. Huntley has served on many national committees including the AVMA Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine, Food Safety Advisory committee, National Assembly of Chief Livestock Health officials, and the US Animal Health Association Executive Board.