Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Oct 22, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, welcomed Dr. Nathaniel Tablante, a career veterinarian, to his Washington, D.C. office. He will serve as an American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Fellow, advising the Congressman on key issues facing his district.

“We are blessed to have Nat join us as a Fellow in our D.C. Congressional office, and I look forward to tapping his wealth of knowledge regarding issues important to Georgia and Rural America,” said Congressman Bishop. “The expertise he brings in the fields of agriculture and veterinary health makes him a great asset and an invaluable resource to our team, and I am excited to welcome such a talented and experienced individual to our office.”

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity Congressman Bishop has given me to serve in his office as an AAAS/AVMA Fellow this year,” said Nathaniel Tablante. “I am eager to learn more about the legislative process while making a positive contribution to the Congressman’s team, the citizens of the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia, and the rest of rural America, particularly on issues regarding poultry health, agriculture, food safety, education, development grants, and trade”

Dr. Tablante has over 30 years of experience as a veterinarian, specializing in poultry, health management, epidemiology, and biosecurity. He holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of the Philippines, a Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine from the University of California-Davis, and a Master of Science from the University of Guelph. The AAAS/AVMA Fellowship allows fellows to actively participate in the legislative process, counseling members of Congress on issues facing the veterinary profession and public health, for one year.