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Deborah Kochevar

Professor of Comparative Pathobiology and Dean Emerita, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine; Senior Fellow, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Deborah Turner Kochevar served for 12 years as dean and Henry and Lois Foster Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently as provost ad interim for Tufts University. Dr. Kochevar fostered interdisciplinarity and One Health collaboration across multiple Tufts campuses and schools. She is a former Congressional Science Fellow to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, a diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, and has been active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, having chaired its Council on Education and the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. She is a former president and chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Dr. Kochevar has published in peer-reviewed research and teaching journals, garnered extramural funding for her work and is a dedicated teacher with special interests in translational medicine, international aspects of inter-professional One Health education and global One Health diplomacy.


  • –present
    Senior Fellow, The Fletcher School; Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Dean Emerita, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University