Nellie G. Goetz, D.V.M., M.P.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Shelter Medicine


B.S. – Otterbein College
D.V.M. – The Ohio State University
M.P.H. – Johns Hopkins University

Clinical Interests

Veterinary outreach, environmental health disparities in Native American communities, high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter protocols and practices, shelter medicine and surgery

personal statement

My path to public health and shelter medicine has been a winding one, but I am thrilled to finally have found my passion. Being able to apply the knowledge I have gained to help those who are less fortunate by helping their pets is the ultimate reward. I also immensely enjoy teaching, as it is our responsibility as veterinarians to be stewards to our next generation.