VetPAC Program Director
Dr. Shweta Trivedi, BVSc, MVSc, PhD
Office: Riddick 466B
Dr. Shweta Trivedi serves as the founding Director of Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC). She is a veterinarian by training who completed a PhD in Immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University in 2005. Dr. Trivedi went on to do two postdoctoral fellowships at the National Institutes of Health. As a Teaching Professor in the Department of Animal Science , she teaches Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, a Professional Development Course for Pre-Veterinary Track Students as well as study abroad courses in the United Kingdom and South Africa. She was the recipient of the Multi-cultural Scholar grant from USDA-NIFA (2013-2019) and is a strong advocate for diversity in veterinary medicine and other health professions. Her advising manuscripts have been published in JVME, the Translational Journal of Animal Science, NACTA, and NAAHP Advisor. In her free time, she likes to hike with her family and dog, bake, and paint.
VetPAC Program Associate
Jessica Clark, MA., NCC.
Office: Riddick 466A
Jessica completed her B.S. in Psychology with a Concentration in Human Services and her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Appalachian State University. She is responsible for assisting with the administrative aspects of VetPAC including event planning, coordinating VetPAC internships, managing the VetPAC YouTube Channel, VetCAMP planning, and assisting with pedagogical research. Jessica also conducts experiential advising for pre-veterinary freshmen, and has participated in the CALS Career Identity Advocate training (Summer 2021) and NCSU DASA Advisor Development Institute (Fall 2022). Her current research interests include studying and improving the mental wellbeing of pre-veterinary track students. Jessica is a co-author of manuscripts published in the Journal of Veterinary Medicine, the Translational Journal of Animal Science, and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. In her free time, she loves to garden and play board games.