VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Zoonoses and Public Health

Associate Editor

Steve Valeika

Steve Valeika


  • Internship, NCSU, 2002
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 2001
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNC School of Public Health, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Vanderbilt University, 1996

Current Professional Activities

  • General Practitioner Small Animal. All Pets Animal Hospital. Asheville NC. 2012–present
  • Member Buncombe County Board of Public Health. 2018–present
  • Adjunct Instructor Epidemiology Gilling's School of Global Public Health UNC Chapel Hill. 2019–present

Past Professional Activities

  • Internship Small Animal Medicine and Surgery NCSU. 2002
  • Assistant Professor Epidemiology, University of Georgia College of Public Health. 2008–2012

Marital Status

  • Married to Katie Valeika. Reformed lawyer, all-star mom and volunteer


  • Two daughters, Lily and Vivi


  • Penny the cattle dog mutt, and Boocat with whom we have a relationship of mutual tolerance


  • Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and hanging with the kids
  • Identifying mushrooms
  • Thinking about probability theory

What I Like Most About VIN

  • Unleashing my inner nerd and learning from other members.

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