Importation of Animals that Pose a Public Health Risk (1428)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Preventive Medicine
Friday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217C



Gale Galland DVM, MS, DACVPM
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Galland graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and worked as a clinical veterinarian for almost 2 years before moving into a research position at Rhone Merieux. From there she joined the United States Public Health Service, working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During her 21 years as a commissioned officer, she worked in a variety of positions, moving steadily up to the rank of Captain. Her first job was with the Division of Parasitic Diseases as a staff veterinarian in charge of malaria vaccine trials. After a year, she transferred to the Laboratory Animal Medicine Branch, moving quickly from attending veterinarian to Branch Chief, in charge of CDC's laboratory animal program. Dr. Galland spent 13 years in the animal facility before joining the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Zoonoses Team which is responsible for preventing the importation of animals and animal products that pose a threat to human health. Utilizing her expertise with nonhuman primates, she began with the Nonhuman Primate Import Quarantine Program, overseeing their importation for science, education, or exhibition. Eventually she became the Zoonoses Team lead. During this time she successfully completed the requirements for board certification in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. In January, 2013, Captain Galland retired from the United States Public Health Service and currently works part time with the Nonhuman Primate Import Quarantine Program and part time as a clinical veterinarian in private practice.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


This talk will discuss the importation of animals that pose a human health risk and the regulatory measures that CDC has in place to protect public health. The speaker will discuss CDC rules and permits for importing nonhuman primates, bats, civets and other animals regulated by CDC.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the regulatory function of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2. List the animals CDC regulates

3. Describe the human health risks imported animals pose to public health

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