Scott Haskell

Scott Haskell

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Professor of Veterinary Medicine; HACCP Lead Instructor
Institute for Food Laws and Regulations


Scott R.R. Haskell teaches Animal Health, World Trade, and Food Safety (FSC 817), Codex Alimentarius- The Food Code (FSC 816), and The Law of the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule (FSC 852).

Dr. Haskell received his DVM, MPVM and PhD degrees, all from the University of California, Davis; received a MS degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is currently completing a postgraduate diploma in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Additionally, he holds Lead Instructor status in HACCP and training in PCQI human food, PCQI animal food, and FSVP. He was in large animal veterinary practice for 17 years prior to entering academia.

He has written numerous scientific publications and was the primary editor to the industry standard first edition textbook Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant and the textbook Small Ruminant Clinical Diagnosis and Therapy. He has received numerous awards including, the Hayward Award for Excellence in Education in 2011, the California Veterinary Medical Association Practitioner Fellowship Award in Clinical Pathology in 2010, and in the 2011-2012 academic year he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. 

Dr. Haskell has worked with a wide variety of global client engagements, covering organizational development, personal engagement, leadership development, management skills, and cooperative development. His international experience includes working with programs and consultancies in 29 countries spanning over 30 years.

Dr. Haskell has many interests that include global veterinary medicine, development and implementation of distance education programs, food safety and security, global water quality issues, international sustainable agriculture systems development, the eradication of food deserts, highlighting religious slaughter within domestic communities, and pre- and post-harvest food safety.

While in education, Dr. Haskell was formerly the Director and a Professor at the Veterinary Technology Program at Yuba College in California. Prior to this position, Dr. Haskell has taught and done livestock disease research at the University of Minnesota, University of Maine, University of Illinois, and University of California. He has worked extensively with international development projects in India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mali, Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, Guatemala, Mexico, Guyana, and Haiti.