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Steven McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Steven McLaughlin

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) Public Health, 2003


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1991
  • Master of Public Health, Tulane, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State, 1986

Current Professional Activities

  • President and founder: The Zuku Review, online veterinary test preparation service:

Past Professional Activities

  • International public health epidemiologist for CDC, 1998-2007. Polio eradication, filariasis elimination and meningitis surveillance in SE Asia, Africa and beyond, (and ate a lot of fried bugs).
  • Peace Corps volunteer, Ecuador, 1994-1996

Marital Status

  • Married to Julia Franks, author extraordinaire, awesome kayaker, dog-whisperer, and partner in crime (and Pinot)


  • Boogie and Boo, executive chair-cats, household hairball production


  • Cooking, wine appreciation, Masters swimming, whitewater kayaking

Favorite Quote

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
- Groucho Marx

What I like Most About VIN

The community it provides us.