Graduate student spotlight: Dr. Alyssa Betlach

Recently, Dr. Alyssa Betlach was featured as a Farm Journal’s PORK’s Up & Coming Leaders. Betlach is currently pursuing her PhD with Dr. Maria Pieters on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae while working as an associate swine veterinarian with Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, MN.  

Dr. Alyssa Betlach

In her interview, Betlach explains how she got interested in swine health and production and the challenges associated with continuing graduate school while working in a practice.

If you are at the 2020 AASV meeting, you may listen to her latest research findings on Sunday morning, at 9:15am in the Research topics session. She will talk about the development of cost-effective surveillance protocols to minimize the risk of M. hyopneumoniae introduction to sow farms.

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