Philip Hamel Student Profile

Philip Hamel

Prior to college I grew up in eastern Massachusetts. I did my pre-vet studies with the Veterinary and Animal Science Department at UMass Amherst and completed my undergraduate thesis on meningeal worm disease in South American camelids. After deferring admission to vet school for a year, I completed a fellowship in wildlife disease epidemiology with the Zoological Society of San Diego. At the Zoo I studied factors associated with Johne’s disease transmission in exotic ungulate species. My professional aspiration is remain engaged with epidemiological research while pursuing a career in clinical medicine.