Through The Noise
July 4, 2016
Mariana Barros of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians on Federal Veterinarians and Public Health
Through the Noise #189
Mariana Barros // Administrative & Communications Assistant (Wearer of many hats) // National Association of Federal Veterinarians
We bring you another episode of Through the Noise from the headquarters of the American Society of Association Executives and chat with Mariana Barros of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians. The NAFV represents about 1,000 of veterinarians that work for the federal government and help protect our food supply. Stationed at every plant involved in food production, federal veterinarians ensure the safety of the food Americans. The National Association of Federal Veterinarians is part of the American Veterinary Medical Association although it’s members are more specialized and focus on public health rather than care of animals as pets. Much of their membership is close to retirement and so Ms. Barros and others in NAFV work to let new veterinary students know that there are other options besides private practice.
Mariana C. Barros, began working in the arts non-profit sector in 2012, then transitioned to the NAFV, a medical association, in 2014.
NAFV is the recognized representative organization for veterinarians employed by the federal government.
“Federal Veterinarians Protect and Improve Public and Animal Health and Welfare”