Michael Neafsey

Michael F. Neafsey
One Health Coordinator,
USDA-APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

The Federal Strategy for Animal Surveillance, Information Sharing, and Disseminating Guidance

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Michael Neafsey is the APHIS Veterinary Services One Health Coordinator who regularly works with state, federal and industry partners to address emerging One Health issues.
Michael works with APHIS to promote preparation for zoonotic disease outbreaks, as well as furthering understanding of antimicrobial resistance and environmental factors that impact disease dynamics.

Neafsey has worked with APHIS for eight years in multiple roles including District Epidemiology officer for North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to his time with APHIS Neafsey worked with USDA FSIS and Clemson University as a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer conducting meat and poultry inspection to ensure a safe and wholesome food product for consumers.

Neafsey is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a Master’s in Public Health with concentrations in infectious disease and population medicine both from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.