APHIS Selects New Tribal Liaison – Terry Clark
APHIS Selects New Tribal Liaison - Terry Clark
Terry Clark is from Robeson County, NC, and is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. He grew up on a small sustainable farm and always had a passion for agriculture.
In 1985, he graduated from Pembroke State University with a BS degree in biochemistry. He attended Tuskegee University and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989.
Clark then entered private practice for about 2 years in his home county. During this time, he also operated a mobile clinic after hours and on weekends for large animal producers in the surrounding counties.
He joined APHIS' Veterinary Services in 1991. During the past 20 years with VS, Clark has performed a number of different jobs as a veterinary medical officer (VMO). He worked as a field VMO in Georgia and later returned to North Carolina as an epidemiologist. There, he also served as an assistant area veterinarian in charge (AVIC), an export VMO, and a director of Federal field forces during the pseudorabies eradication effort. Clark has also participated in numerous VS task forces and eradication programs. And most recently, he served for 4 years as the AVIC in North Carolina.
For the past 8 years, Clark served as VS' National Tribal Liaison, building relations and partnerships for VS with various Tribal Nations.