Born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky, Dr. Chase McNulty knew from a young age that he would work with animals when he grew up. In kindergarten, his dream was to be a zookeeper, and by third grade, he had narrowed his professional options to either veterinarian or professional wrestler. Thankfully his love for animals won out, and he worked at several veterinary clinics from middle school through college. After studying biology and animal science at Western Kentucky University, Dr. McNulty obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. In veterinary school, he loved his courses on companion animals, and he also developed a passion for public and global health. His research projects have included studying infectious respiratory diseases in African buffalo in South Africa, food-borne diseases in Ecuadorian dairy cows, and herd health and reproduction in Nicaraguan cattle. Today, Dr. McNulty brings a One Health approach to veterinary medicine by tending to his patients’ needs, fostering the human-animal bond, and being mindful of the close connections between human, animal, and environmental health.
Dr. McNulty lives in Brooklyn with his husband, Sean and their dog, Leo. When not working, Dr. McNulty enjoys traveling, spending time with his sixteen nieces and nephews, exploring New York City’s food and culture scene, and the occasional night of karaoke.