Shannon Hostetter

Department of Pathology, Office of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Director of Career Services


Dr. Hostetter is a clinical pathologist by training, with a background in infectious disease research.  She was a faculty member at Iowa State University for ten years before joining UGA in 2019.  At Iowa State, her efforts were focused primarily on educating students within the professional program, although she also participated in diagnostic service, established a successful collaborative research program, and served as director of the clinical pathology laboratory in her final year.  She has recently been named Director of Career Services for the college, and is looking forward to serving the professional students in this new capacity.

Educational Background

BS Biology, Washington and Lee University (1994)

DVM, Iowa State University (2000)

PhD, Iowa State University (2009)

Selected Publications

  • Viall AK, McNamee AL, Olsen LE, Deitz KL, and Hostetter SJ. Prognostic value of dyslipidemias for sick dogs hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a veterinary teaching hospital. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Mar 15;254(6):699-709. 2019
  • Hostetter SJ, Hu HX, and Haynes What’s your diagnosis? Caudal fossa mass in a dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 47(2):322-323.  2018.
  • Hostetter SJ, Clark S, Gilbertie JM, Wiechert SA, Jones DE, and Sponseller Age-related variation in the cellular composition of equine bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Jun 46(2):344-353. 2017.
  • Hostetter SJ, Helgerson AF, Paton JC, Paton AW, and Cornick Therapeutic use of a receptor mimic probiotic reduces intestinal Shiga toxin levels in a piglet model of hemolytic uremic syndrome. BMC Research Notes. Jun 2;7:331. 2014.
  • Derscheid RJ, van Geelen A, Gallup JM, Hostetter SJ, Botond B, McCray PB, and Ackermann MR. Increased concentration of iodide in airway secretions is associated with reduced RSV disease Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 50(2):389-97. 2014.
  • Hostetter Neutrophil function in small animals. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 42(1):157-71. 2012.