One Health

Galt House
Louisville, KY
September 22-24
Andrea Eilerston
Friday, September 22

I was born in Huron South Dakota but spent most of my time growing up in Iowa. I was raised by a fierce single mom who worked hard to provide for myself and my two older siblings. I graduated from Anamosa Iowa High School and was fortunate enough to have been recruited prior to my senior year to play softball for UK. I attended UK and played softball from 1998-2002 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from EKU. I began my law enforcement career with The University of Kentucky Police Department in 2004.

I move to Des Moines Iowa in 2008 and began to work for MVM INC, a private government contractor where I worked with the Federal Protection Service. As a Captain and Instructor with MVM I trained new hire security guards in firearms, defensive tactics, CPR, First Aid, and several other areas. In 2010 my life took a sudden drastic change when I was diagnosed with brain cancer. Throughout the next several years I was able to participate in clinical trial treatments at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN and ultimately work towards recovery. With the help of these treatments and God’s blessing, this allowed me to return to the UKPD in January 2016.

I can honestly say that I live each day to the fullest. With my life-experiences, I challenge myself to find the good in each moment I get. I am currently completing my second bachelor’s degree here at UK while working as the Lieutenant over our new Special Victims Unit. I also have 17 credits towards master’s degree at the University of Virginia. When I have extra time, I make sure to enjoy it with family and friends. I especially enjoy my season tickets to UK softball and my yearly trips to South Padre Island with my family. My life is filled with people who bring color and light to my world, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dr. J
Friday, September 22
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In 2016, following nine years of general practice in a rural veterinary clinic in the USA, Dr. J and his family moved to Asia. For 6 ½ years, he supported national veterinarians as they were advancing their clinical skills and knowledge in small animal medicine. He will explore some of the differences/challenges of providing veterinary care in a different setting than we are accustomed to.

Carney Jackson
Friday, September 22

Oct 2001- 31 July 17
Emeritus Professor and pathologist at the Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Kentucky.

Jun 1997- 19 Sep 2010 Public Health Officer. Officer In Charge, Air National Guard, 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, OH and 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky Air National Guard, Louisville, KY.

Jun 2009- Jun 2010 Deployed as the large animal specialist/veterinary pathologist with the KY National Guard Agriculture Development Team to Bagram Air Field, Bagram, Afghanistan.

Dec 1983-Sep 1995 Army Veterinary Corps
November 1992-Oct 1992- Veterinary pathologist at Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX at the Armstrong Laboratory.

Oct 1992-Sep 1995- Chief of Veterinary Pathology at Clinical Investigations, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. Lab animal medical officer Nov 1992-Nov 1993 at Clinical Investigations involving animal care and member of the Animal Care and Use Committee. Pathologist for the Military Working Dog Center, Lackland AFB.

June 1988-Nov 1992 Stationed at Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD at the United States Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) as a pathologist and pathology resident. Pathology training at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC.

June 1985-May 1988 Stationed at Caserma Ederle Vicenza, Italy with duty at the base veterinarian at the Naval Support Activity (NAS Naples), Naples, Italy. Base veterinarian for NAS, San Vito de Normanii AFB, San Vito, Italy; La Maddalena Naval Station, Sardenia, Italy and Gaeta Naval Station, Gaeta, Italy. Competed sanitary inspections of food and water producing establishments for DOD throughout Italy.

Mar 1984- May 1985 Stationed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO with duty at Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB) North Dakota Mar 1984-May 1985. Base veterinary for Grand Forks AFB and Minot AFB taking care of military working dogs (MWD) and quarterly inspections of food producing plants for the Department of Defense (DOD) throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

Jun 1975-Dec 1983 Mixed and small animal veterinary practice in WV.

Megan Romano
Friday, September 22

Dr. Megan Romano began her veterinary career as a technician at the Animal Aid Society, a full service small animal spay/neuter clinic in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with strong interests in equine surgery and shelter medicine and surgery. She moved to Kentucky for an internship in a world-class equine hospital. Since then, she has worked in equine and mixed-animal practices before deciding to pursue a residency in veterinary toxicology at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL). She passed her toxicology board examination in 2019 to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicologists, and accepted a faculty position at UKVDL in March 2020. Dr. Romano’s daily activities include providing assistance with diagnostic cases in animals – identifying likely toxicants, deciding how best to test for suspected toxicants, interpreting results, and advising on current treatment recommendations. She remains passionate about shelter medicine and and has volunteered as a surgeon for spay/neuter programs. Recently, she has made several trips to Ukraine to assist with development and implementation of a program at a shelter in Irpin, a town in the Kyiv region, and is excited to continue the collaboration.