Dr. Deborah Thomson is a clinical veterinarian, a K-12 educator and curriculum developer, a first responder during natural disasters, a public speaker, a science policy advisor, a musician, and a One Health advocate. She is passionate about Science as a whole and has taught her One Health lessons in underserved public schools in California in order to inspire ~1,000 children to consider a future in Science.  Her lessons have been taught from coast to coast in the United States as well as in Africa and South America.

Her educational background includes attaining both a Bachelor of Music (Honors in Flute Performance) and Bachelor of Science (Biology) from McGill University. (She then taught in a middle school.) Later, she attained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree as well as a Certificate in International Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She then completed a one-year rotating small animal internship in Southern California.