Deborah Kochevar

Deborah Kochevar

Research/Areas of Interest: Global One Health diplomacy Inter-professional curriculum development Clinical and translational science Veterinary education accreditation


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas, USA, 1987
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, USA, 1981
  • Masters in Global Business Administration, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, MA, USA, 2021
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rice University, TX, USA, 1978


Deborah Kochevar is Dean Emerita at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and a Senior Fellow at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, both at Tufts University. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University, a PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Texas, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a Master's degree in Global Business Administration from the Fletcher School at Tufts.

Dr. Kochevar is a former Congressional Science Fellow to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, a diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, and is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, having chaired its Council on Education and the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. She completed service as president and chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges in 2013.

Dr. Kochevar has published in peer-reviewed research and teaching journals and garnered extramural funding for her work. She has won college, university, and national level teaching awards and has developed special interests in international aspects of inter-professional health education and global One Health diplomacy.