Dr. Nathaniel Tablante is a Professor and Extension Poultry Health Specialist at the University of Maryland campus of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in College Park, Maryland. He has spent a large part of his career as a field veterinarian and educator in the Philippines, Canada, and the United States and has more than 31 years of experience in poultry health management, epidemiology, and biosecurity. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and educational materials on poultry health, biosecurity, and disease prevention. He has also served as a consultant on poultry biosecurity and avian influenza preparedness and response in the United States, Canada, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, and the Republic of Georgia. In addition to his D.V.M. degree from the University of the Philippines, Dr. Tablante completed a Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis and a Master of Science at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). He is also a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. He served as President of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) from 2011-2012 and the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) from 2018-2019. Since assuming a faculty position at the University of Maryland in 1997, Dr. Tablante has implemented an Extension and applied research program that focuses on improving poultry health and production through biosecurity and disease prevention. He also teaches courses in animal health policy and prevention and control of catastrophic animal and human disease outbreaks. Dr. Tablante served as an AVMA Congressional Science Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013-2014.