Gary founded G.A. Flory Consulting, a global consulting firm, to help clients with a range of services including animal disease and natural disaster response, agricultural emergency planning, and emergency response training. Gary has conducted training, given presentations, and deployed on numerous animal disease outbreaks around the country and internationally in the Dominican Republic, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Tunisia, Malaysia, and Azerbaijan. Gary has published numerous articles, reports, guidance documents, and standard operating procedures. He was a lead author of USDA’s Catastrophic Livestock Composting Protocol and Mortality Composting Protocol for Avian Influenza Infected Flocks and FAO’s Carcass management for small-and-medium scale livestock farms – Practical Considerations.
Gary participates in a variety of working groups including FAO's African Swine Fever Global Pool of Expertise, the Animal Health Quadrilateral Meeting of the Emergency Management Task Group & Disposal, Destruction & Disinfection (QUADS 3D) Network, USDA/APHIS Composting Technical Committee, Chesapeake Bay Program’s Agricultural Workgroup, Virginia Poultry Disease Taskforce, BioWatch Extended Veterinary Network, and the Virginia Catastrophic Livestock Mortality Taskforce.
In addition to spending time with his family and traveling, Gary enjoys collaborating with international partners on projects to help address difficult agricultural, environmental, and public health challenges. He was recently awarded the Agency Star award by the Governor of Virginia for his community service and leadership on animal disease response and agroterrorism.