Varied Interests

Dr. Richard Hill (MS '90)
There’s a line on Richard Hill’s resume that sums up his career: “Multiple positions with the Veterinary Services’ Center for Veterinary Biologics.” “In USDA’s Veterinary Services, and throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of topics and issues,” Hill said. “I guess you could say I’ve had a non-traditional veterinary career with many diverse opportunities.” He has worked in private practice and for the USDA, including 15 years when he was the co-director or director of the Center for Veterinary Biologics before concluding his career as the executive director of the National Import Export Services. Even in retirement, Hill has stayed involved. He is active with the AVMA and is the current president of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. “Career and work opportunities within the field of veterinary medicine is so varied and I am fortunate to have had some amazing opportunities that have taken me around the globe,” he said.