Patty B. Scharko, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Field Veterinarian, Animal Health Programs
Extension Veterinarian - Beef Cattle, Small Ruminants

Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician (FADD)
Designated Scrapie Epidemiologist for SC

Professor, AVS

Email: pschark@clemson.edu
Office: 803-726-7803

Department:
Livestock Poultry Health, Animal Health Programs

Location:
500 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229

Education:
University of Georgia (BS, DVM); University of North Carolina (MPH)

Certification:
American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine

Experience:
Extension Ruminant Veterinarian, University of Kentucky (1995-2008); Ambulatory Clinician, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI (1989-1995); Production Medicine Residency, NCSU CVM; Ambulatory Internship and Instructor, Tufts University SVM

Interests:
Beef cattle and small ruminants (goats and sheep) preventive medicine programs, Beef Quality Assurance, biosecurity, FAMACHA Smart Drenching, zoonotic diseases/public health

Professional Society Activity:
Academy of Veterinary Consultants, American Association of Bovine Practitioners (Past President), American Association of Extension Veterinarians (President), American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Past President), American Veterinary Medical Association, Christian Veterinary Mission, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, US Animal Health Association (Committee on Johne's Disease), National Institute of Animal Agriculture, South Carolina Cattlemen's Association, South Carolina Sheep Industries, Southern Goat Association