Eric Shepherd is a clinical assistant professor of avian medicine in the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. His interests include poultry respiratory diseases and live production. Before returning back to Athens, Shepherd worked as a production veterinarian for Mountaire Farms. Shepherd is a quadruple dawg, earning his BS, MS, DVM, and MAM all from UGA. When not at work he enjoys hunting, fishing, and cheering on the dawgs.