Lauren Bernstein, MVB, MPH, DACVPM

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Veterinary Public Health and Preventative Medicine, University of Minnesota

MVB, Dublin, Ireland

MPH, Public Health, University of Minnesota


Dr. Lauren Bernstein is an assistant professor in Community Medicine, and works in partnership with the College of Veterinary Medicine and local community organizations. Dr. Bernstein has a background in private companion animal practice and community-engaged public health research. Her primary interests include understanding how structural social, economic, political, or cultural barriers affect access to information, access to veterinary care, and dynamics of power and trust. Dr. Bernstein serves as the advisor for the Student Initiative for Reservation Veterinary Services (SIRVS), and the co-advisor for the One Health Club and Veterinary Treatment Outreach for Urban Community Health (VeTouch).


Research Summary/Interests

Access to veterinary care

Social determinants of health and the intersection with veterinary medicine

Human dimensions of wildlife

Community-based participatory research


Teaching Areas

  • Community medicine
  • Public health and preventive medicine


Board Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Clinical Interests

General practice of companion animals, community medicine, incremental care