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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007


Contact: Dr. Marty Zaluski, director
NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division
(919) 807-4301

Veterinarian receives NCDA&CS Employee of the Month
Agriculture Commissioner presents Dr. Kelly Jeffer with the NCDA&CS Employee of the Month plaque
Agriculture Commissioner presents Dr. Kelly Jeffer with the
NCDA&CS Employee of the Month plaque. | Download high res version

RALEIGH, N.C. - Dr. Kelly Guthrie Jeffer, a public health liaison veterinarian, was selected as the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Employee of the Month. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently presented Jeffer with a plaque and shirt. Jeffer was nominated for her work as lead planner for the department-sponsored "One Medicine Symposium" held in December.

Jeffer, who grew up in Harvey, La., and graduated from the Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine, spent five years in small-animal veterinary practice before joining NCDA&CS last June. "She hit the ground running when she got here," Troxler said. "We received many compliments regarding Dr. Jeffer's professionalism and organizational skills, as well as being easy to work with in planning the symposium."

Jeffer also works to maintain communication between NCDA&CS and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, an important role as the state agencies jointly prepare for zoonotic diseases such as avian influenza.

Jeffer and her husband, Herman, live in Durham. She enjoys fishing, painting, reading, watching movies and going out to eat in her spare time. Her parents, Richard and Peggy Guthrie, still reside in Harvey.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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