College of Public Health students graduating

Craig Carter DVM, PhD

Department: Epidemiology

Title: Professor

Email Address:

Phone: (859) 257-7489

Location: UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab


Craig Carter received his DVM at Texas A&M University in 1981.  After 5 years in primarily large animal practice, he returned to Texas A&M and completed a Master of Science and a PhD at Texas A&M University in epidemiology and public health.  He is a board certified diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.  He served as a lecturer in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Head of Epidemiology and Informatics at the Texas Veterinary Medical Center at Texas A&M until 2005 when he joined the University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science as a professor of epidemiology.  His military career spanned four decades where he served on three combat deployments and special operations, retiring from the Army Reserves as a Colonel in 2009.  He is currently the director of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory where he oversees lab operations, conducts research and works with his graduate students.  His research interests are infectious disease epidemiology, near-real time syndromic surveillance, clinical decision support and medical information systems.