Katharine Starzel



Dr. Katharine Starzel received her DVM degree from UC Davis, subsequently working for USDA-APHIS as a port veterinarian in San Francisco. She later joined the APHIS aquaculture team in Florida, helping develop what is now the Comprehensive Aquaculture Health Program Standards initiative. She additionally worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association to develop offshore aquaculture animal health plans. She returned for a second tenure at the Port of San Francisco in 2019, where she now leads APHIS’ field initiative to develop aquaculture expertise.

Topic: USDA-NVAP: APHIS-Approved Supplemental Training (AAST Modules for U.S. Accredited Veterinarians)