1172 College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Reneé Dewell earned her BS degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and her DVM degree from Colorado State University. She completed an internship (beef cattle) at Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC, USDA MARC, Clay Center, NE) and a MS (Clinical Sciences, epidemiology emphasis) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Dewell also obtained a certificate in Beef Cattle Production Medicine through GPVEC. Prior to coming to Iowa State University, Reneé gained experience in private clinical practice as well as in veterinary student instruction in both clinical and didactic settings. She has conducted and participated in multiple applied research projects primarily focused on beef cattle production, performance, welfare and pre-and post-harvest food safety. Dewell has also been employed as a post-doctoral researcher at Colorado State University and as a staff veterinarian at a Colorado custom feeding and research feedyard. Reneé joined the Center for Food Security and Public health as a Veterinary Specialist on a part-time basis in 2009 and then full-time in 2014 working on Secure Food Supply Plans, biological preparedness for livestock producers, and sheep and goat medicine resources for an international audience. Reneé serves in various capacities in the AVC, AABP, IVMA, and AVMA and is a member of the National Veterinary Response Team and the Veterinary Medical Assistance Team.