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Mary Jane Drake - VMD, PhD

Mary Jane Drake
Dr. Drake earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond prior to pursuing a PhD in Virology as well as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional interests include Dairy Production Medicine, especially calf management and reproduction, as well as small ruminant and equine medicine. Dr. Drake is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, gardening, hiking, and playing ultimate frisbee.


  • VMD - University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • PhD - University of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • BS, University of Richmond, 2011

General Research Interests

  • Dairy Production Medicine
  • Calf Management
  • Small Ruminant Medicine & Surgery


  • AVMA – member since 2016
  • AABP – member since 2017


  • Phi Zeta – Beta Chapter, inducted Spring 2019
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons Large Animal Surgery Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • Morris L. Ziskind Prize in Food Animal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2020