Danelle A Bickett-Weddle

DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM
Lead Public Health Veterinarian
2176 Vet Med
Education & Certifications  

2009 – PhD, Veterinary Microbiology with an emphasis in Preventative Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Dissertation: Development and Initial Validation of the Dairy Biological Risk Management Assessment Tool

2006 – Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine

2003 – MPH, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Practicum: Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Disability among Iowa Dairy Producers

1999 – DVM, Iowa State University, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

1995 – BS, Animal Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota.


VDPAM 484. Introduction to Dairy Production Medicine (co-instructor). Cr. 1.

VCS 311. Veterinarian in Society III (careers). Cr. 1.

MPH:6700. Public Health Emergency Preparedness (co-instructor). Cr. 2.

OEH:6110. Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine (guest lecturer). Cr. 3.

Honors & Awards  

Veterinarian of the Year, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, 2012

Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Alpha Phi Chapter, inducted 2008

CYtation Award for outstanding work by a P&S employee, 2007

Dr. H.P. Sandberg Memorial Scholarship, 1998

Dean’s List (3.4 required on 4.0 scale) Spring 1994, Fall 1995, Fall 1998

Paul F. Starch Phi Zeta Award, 1996

College of Veterinary Medicine Honor Board Award, 1996


ISU-CVM Infectious Disease Control Committee, 2004-present; co-chair 2009-present

ISU-CVM Veterinary Public Health Club Advisor, 2004-present

ISU-CVM Fall Orientation Planning Committee, 2007-2008

ISU-CVM Continuing Education Committee, 2006-2008; co-chair 2007


American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine

American Association of Bovine Practitioners

American Association of Extension Veterinarians

American Veterinary Medical Association

Iowa Public Health Association

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association

Veterinary Infection Control Society

United States Animal Health Association

National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians

South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association

Selected Publications  

Murphy M.D., Larson J., Tyler A., Kvam V., Frank K., Eia C., Bickett-Weddle D., Flaming K., Baldwin C., Petersen C.A. Assessment of Owner Willingness to Treat or Manage Diseases of dogs and cats as a guide to shelter animal adoptability, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 242:46-53;2013.

Dinkelman, A.L., Viera, A.R., Bickett-Weddle D. Educating Tomorrow’s Veterinarians: Information Literacy and the Veterinary Medical Library, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 38:141-149;2011.

Moore D.A., Leach D., Bickett-Weddle D., Andersen K., Castillo A., Collar C., Higginbotham G., Reed B., Peterson N., Hartman M. Evaluation of a biological risk management tool on large western United States dairies, Journal of Dairy Science, 93:4096-4104;2010.

O'Connor A.M., Auvermann B., Bickett-Weddle D., Kirkhorn S., Sargeant J.M., Ramirez A., Von Essen S.G. (2010) The Association between Proximity to Animal Feeding Operations and Community Health: A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 5(3): e9530. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009530

Trampel, D. W., Zack J.T., Clouse T., Bickett-Weddle D., Brown G.B., Rao V., Hurd H.S., Garris G.I., and Roth J.A. (2009), A federal and state transport plan for movement of eggs and egg products from commercial egg production premises in a high-pathogenicity avian influenza control area, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 235:1412-1419.

Bickett-Weddle D., Aquilino A., Roth JA. Cooperative University of Iowa/Iowa State University MPH Program. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Summer 2008.

Bickett-Weddle D. The Risks Associated with Agriculture: A Review.  International Journal of Global Health. 2003;2:52-60.