Cal Poly San Luis ObispoDepartment Head of Animal Science, Professor and Veterinarian
Jaymie Noland, D.V.M., was selected in September 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the California Veterinary Medical Board. Dr. Noland is a veterinarian and the department head and professor of animal science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
“The California Veterinary Medical Board exists to protect consumers and their pets,” says Noland, who is a member of the board’s task force for implementation of California Senate Bill 27, which concerns the use of antimicrobial drugs on livestock.
She joined Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1998 and was honored with the 2012-2013 Distinguished Teaching Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for scholarly and creative activity. “Cal Poly embraces hands-on learning by doing, and students have access to more than 10,000 animals on campus to help them learn the science of animals,” says Noland, who knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was just five years old.
Noland also was honored with the 2006 Teacher of the Year Award for the animal science department and the Monsanto Agriculture Young Faculty Award in 2003. She has received a number of teaching grants, including the university’s College of Agriculture Teaching Grant, the Foster Teaching Grant and the Agricultural Research Initiative Grant.
Noland earned both a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a B.S. in animal science at Colorado State University, Fort Collins.