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More about Dr. Snow

Dr. Donald Snow’s commitment to service and his hunger for knowledge have taken him across the world. His medical career began in the U.S. Army, where he gained experience in patient care, disease research, and research and development of medical equipment.
He served as a hospital corpsman, the military equivalent of a physician’s assistant, for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. As a preventive medicine officer, he specialized in epidemiology and infectious diseases. His assignments took him across Central and South America, where he treated the indigenous people of many countries.
He was later assigned to the Multinational Force in Egypt where he served as a preventive medicine officer. While there, he helped the U.S. Navy Medical Research Unit study leishmaniasis, an infectious disease spread by insects.
While serving as a project officer in research and development, he designed two pieces of field equipment that are currently used by the U.S. military.
After retiring from military service, he earned a master’s degree in public health. Then, he began to focus on another approach to health, the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture.
He enrolled at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. During his studies, the College became the first in the United States to create a doctoral program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Snow earned a master’s degree in those fields. In 2003, he was a member of the first graduating class to earn the doctoral degree.


Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine | San Diego, California

Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine | San Diego, California

Master of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science, Ferris State University | Big Rapids, Michigan
Associate of Science, Merritt College | Oakland, California
Graduate, Iowa High School | Iowa, Louisiana