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Nathaniel L. Tablante, DVM, MPVM, MS, DACPV

Associate Director
  • Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine
  • Professor and Extension Poultry Veterinarian
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VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Maryland College Park
Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center
College Park, MD, 20740

Nathaniel L. Tablante is associate director of the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine and associate professor and Extension poultry veterinarian at the University of Maryland, College Park campus of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. He is responsible for advancing the center, advising pre-veterinary students, and increasing opportunities for engagement with corporate poultry medicine.

Dr. Tablante has over 30 years of experience as a veterinarian in government, industry, and academia. He has spent a large part of his veterinary career as a field veterinarian in the Philippines, Canada, and the United States. He has 25 years of experience in poultry health management, epidemiology, and biosecurity and has authored and co-authored numerous articles and educational materials on poultry health, biosecurity, and disease prevention. He has also served as a consultant on poultry biosecurity and Avian Influenza preparedness and response in the United States, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, and the Republic of Georgia.

Since assuming a faculty position at the University of Maryland in 1997, Dr. Tablante has implemented an Extension and applied research program that focuses on improving poultry health and production through biosecurity and disease prevention on the Delmarva Peninsula and the mid-Atlantic region. His research involves investigating multiple poultry and zoonotic diseases of economic and public health importance.

Dr. Tablante is an active member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) where he serves on the Epidemiology, Education, and Public Health Committees. He has also played a major role with the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) which he joined as the AAAP representative in 2006 and served as its president from 2011-2012. He took a one-year sabbatical leave from the University of Maryland to serve as an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2013-2014 Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In addition to his DVM degree from the University of the Philippines, Dr. Tablante completed a Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (major in public health) at the University of California-Davis and a Master of Science (major in poultry health and epidemiology) at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

Dr. Tablante's faculty profile can be found here.