Margaret Meyer, Professor Emerita of Veterninary Medicine, was a world expert on brucellosis who spent 40 years in public health medicine at UC Davis. She came to campus in 1947 as a swine brucellosis control agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After completing her doctorate in comparative medicine, she worked a decade as a research microbiologist, and then served on the veterinary public health faculty during 1972–87. Her research on brucellosis helped to classify different strains of the disease, which infects cattle, bison and other livestock and wildlife and can spread to people. She was also a pioneering advocate for women in academia.