Lauren Bernstein, MVB, MPH, DACVPM

Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Veterinary Public Health and Preventative Medicine, University of Minnesota

MVB, Dublin, Ireland

MPH, Public Health, University of Minnesota

Licensures and Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Academic Interests

General practice of companion animals
Community medicine
Incremental care

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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


  • Community medicine
  • Public health and preventive medicine