Deborah Kochevar, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVCP, MGBA

Deborah Kochevar, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVCP, MGBA

Research/Areas of Interest: Inter-professional curriculum development Clinical and translational science Global One Health Veterinary education accreditation Global health diplomacy


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas, USA, 1987
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, USA, 1981
  • Masters in Global Business Administration, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, MA, USA, 2021
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rice University, TX, USA, 1978


Deborah Kochevar is Professor and Dean Emerita at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University, a PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Texas, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and, recently, a Master's degree in Global Business Administration from the Fletcher School at Tufts.

Dr. Kochevar is a former Congressional Science Fellow to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, a diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, and is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, having chaired its Council on Education and the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. She completed service as president and chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges in 2013.

Dr. Kochevar has published in peer-reviewed research and teaching journals and garnered extramural funding for her work. She has won college, university, and national level teaching awards and has developed special interests in international aspects of health education, including the importance of inter-professional One Health curricula.