Mohamed El-Gazzar, DVM, MAM, Ph.D., DACPV

“I know a good teacher when I see one. I worked with Gary to provide an educational one day workshop about depopulation and disposal for poultry producers in the state. It was my first time working with him and I didn’t know what to expect, but the minute he started talking I knew we had a world class expert. Gary’s knowledge and his hands on expertise makes him uniquely qualified to tackle any aspect of educating, training or executing poultry depopulation and disposal. No wonder he is a subject matter expert with USDA. In addition you get his great sense of humor free of charge. I would highly recommend working with Gary for anything related to these topics.”Capture

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Gary Flory is an independent adviser who has consulted, written guidance, conducted research and given presentations to national and international audiences on counter-agroterrorism, emerging infectious diseases, carcass disposal, One Health and foreign animal disease response. Gary was deployed to the Midwest on 5 separate occasions in support of USDA’s efforts to control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks and was a lead author of USDA’s Mortality Composting Protocol for Avian Influenza Infected Flocks. Gary has written for a number of journals including recent articles on counter-agroterrorism, the weaponization of emerging infectious diseases and biosurveillance for the journal Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Warfare. He frequently shares his expertise at conferences and training events across the country and around the globe including recent events in Azerbaijan and Malaysia. Gary participates in a variety of working groups including the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Agricultural Workgroup; Virginia Poultry Disease Taskforce; Animal Health Quadrilateral Meeting of the Emergency Management Task Group & Disposal, Destruction & Disinfection Network; BioWatch Extended Veterinary Network; and the Virginia Catastrophic Livestock Mortality Taskforce. He was recently awarded the Agency Star award by the Governor of Virginia for his community service and leadership on animal disease response and agroterrorism.