Morgan Grey

Brittany Henry

Jacob Shurba

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Lok Raj Joshi

Raquel Francisco

Doreen Chaussadas

Jillian Broadhurst

Ethan Barton

Daniela Guerrero

Roshan Paudel

Dikshya Regmi

Ben Enyetornye

Marco Reina antillon

Taylor Fisher

Reese Lofgren

Taylor Strickland

Amber Richards

Paula Bartlett

Juliana Calil brondani

Arthur Jones

Adam Edge

Tatum Mortimer

Tatum Mortimer

As bacterial pathogens become increasingly resistant to antimicrobials, new interventions are needed to manage their spread in human and animal populations. My lab is focused on uncovering the mechanisms of adaptation that contribute to pathogen success. We use computational tools alongside microbial whole genome sequencing data to reconstruct pathogen transmission, […]

Reagan Watkins

Nicholas Friedeman

Cole Taylor

Jason Sousa

Tiffani Allen

Carlos Ayala

Sherwin Shirazi

Taylor Pearson

Isaac Swier

William Byrum

Nikole Castleberry

Kayla Adcock

I received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a minor in Spanish from UGA in 2015. I then obtained my Master of Science in Preclinical Sciences from Mercer University in 2018. I have since been working as a research technician in Dr. Daniel Mead’s lab at the Southeastern Cooperative […]

Cory Yarbrough

Breana Echols

April Skipper

Charles Roney

Emily Cason

Brandi Barber

Michael Davis

Evann Rowland

David Wills

Eniope Oluwayinka

Amanda Greenway

M.A. McCrackin

Timothy Campodonico

Tifton Food Animal Services

Food Animal Services in Tifton GA

Livestock Veterinary Medical & Education Center The livestock haul-in facility located at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory provides for more efficient provisions of veterinary health services to rural Georgia cattle owners and expands the training opportunities for veterinary students in rural practice. Services available include: Specialized bovine reproductive […]

Julia Lima

Angie Mcdaniel

Silvia Carnaccini

Silvia Carnaccini

Dr Carnaccini obtained her DVM degree from the University of Bologna, Italy in 2012 and her PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences from the University of Georgia in 2020. Her PhD research focused on studying the molecular determinants of antigenicity of the H9 subtype of avian influenza virus. She also contributed […]

Yichen Luo

Brianna Cowan

Matias Cardenas Perez

Corinna Hazelrig

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cattle

Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges. New research from the University of Georgia shows that there may […]

Roel Becerra

Ellen Haynes

Lindsey Gay

CVM researchers receive NIH-USDA grant to study mechanisms of chromosome instability and early pregnancy loss

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and the Regenerative Bioscience Center has received a five-year, dual-purpose grant of $1.65 million from the USDA and the NIH to study the effects of chromosomal abnormalities on early embryo development and to discover and validate novel […]

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Chemistry – iStat

MG Elisa serology

MS Elisa serology

Feed analysis

IBV – HI DMV1639

EDS-76 HI serology

Blood smear

Mycoplasma culture

Ms & Mg HI serology

Mg HI serology

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Ms and Mg PCR

Mycoplasma spp. PCR

MG TS-11 specific PCR

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Fowl Pox PCR

Reovirus RT-PCR

Rotavirus RT-PCR

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Water analysis

New technology reveals hidden Salmonella

Monitoring Salmonella in the environment is critical because contaminated freshwater used to irrigate crops can transfer pathogenic bacteria to fresh produce, causing illness and even death. But University of Georgia researcher Nikki Shariat believes traditional Salmonella surveillance methods have been missing the big picture. Shariat, an assistant professor of population […]

Yvonne Barnes

Olatunde Oluwayinka

Amy Siceloff

Jared Smith

Johnnie Lott

Victoria Andreasen

CVM establishes Office of Diversity, assistant dean position

The College of Veterinary Medicine is known for the exceptional doctors of veterinary medicine it produces, but what few people realize is the breadth of education, research, and service offerings housed within our walls. This diversity in mission has drawn an increasingly diverse and multicultural group of faculty, staff, and […]

Yu Yang Tsai

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Amir Noormohammadi

Juergen Lohr

Neil Christensen

Emily Cook Herring

Chris Geiger

Two Million Lives Touched

Jamie Phillips is a senior scientific affairs manager for Roche Diagnostics Corporation. In her everyday role, her focus is on Roche’s solution to point-of-care microbial tests for influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, and strep A—for which she acts as a liaison between units of Roche and research scientists […]

Staying the Course in the Face of Chaos

It has been a little under a month since COVID-19 was first recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Around the world, people from all walks of life have been asked to adapt to a new lifestyle—one of constant change and social distancing. Despite the upheaval, the University […]

Georgia Bio names two College of Veterinary Medicine units as annual Helix Award winners

Two College of Veterinary Medicine units were recently honored at Georgia Bio’s Golden Helix Awards and Annual Gala in Atlanta. The Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC) was awarded a Community Award and the Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) received a Deal of the Year Award. The Community Awards […]

Steven Fini

Jin Qian

A group shot of seven of the 9 featured faculty at the PDRC

A Poultry Powerhouse

College Station Road is a major thoroughfare in Athens, GA. It’s a wide road that runs from the main University of Georgia campus to the more residential east side of town. Driving along in a haze at the start or end of the work day, commuters might not notice the […]

The group of attendees and involved faculty stand in front of the Tifton DLAb

CVM hosts first international workshop for dairy veterinarians in Tifton

On Monday, December 2, 2019, the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s Tifton campus opened its doors to veterinarians from Central and South America—the CVM’s first international workshop in Tifton, GA. The workshop, coordinated by clinical associate professor of food animal health and management Pedro Melendez, was developed to provide updated […]

Amelia Woolums

Arun Kulkarni

Egbert Mundt

Guillermo Zavala

Hector Cervantes

Ivan Alvarado

J Day

Jose Bruzual

Martin Smeltzer

Peter Holt

Richard Buhr

Robert Owen

Samantha Gibbs

Maricarmen Garcia

Patti Miller

Daniela Rajao

Dr. Rajao is an assistant professor within the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center in the Department of Population Health, at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rajao is also affiliated with the Center for Vaccines and Immunology. Dr. Rajao’s current research focuses on understanding the molecular elements involved with host […]

Wesley Meador

Tracey Ellis

Llewelyn Sellers

Jarrett Baptist

Michael Moody

Catherine Griffin

Teresa Byrd

Christopher Cleveland

John Fischer

Melinda Brindley

Dr. Melinda Brindley is a molecular virologist, with expertise in positive and negative sense RNA viruses. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa studying how Ebola virus and equine infectious anemia virus enters host cells. As a postdoc at Emory University, she characterized how the measles virus glycoprotein […]

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CVM breaks ground on new Farm Animal Veterinary Medical Center on the Tifton campus

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine broke ground on a new facility on their campus in Tifton, Georgia recently. The UGA Tifton Farm Animal Veterinary Medical Center will improve the CVM’s ability to serve Georgia’s animal agricultural industries and will strengthen the South Georgia region overall. The 9,000-square-foot facility will […]

CVM faculty, students, and alumni recognized as AAAP/AVMA 2019 award and scholarship recipients

At the annual American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) meeting for poultry health experts and students in Washington, DC, the AAAP and co-sponsor American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) announced their 2019 award winners. Following four days of seminars and events, the two associations recognized eminent scholars in the field. Winners […]

C. Joaquin Caceres

Nicolle Barbieri

Dr. Barbieri is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She is specialized in Extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) – which encompass avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC), Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) and Neonatal meningitis E. coli (NMEC). She has […]

Harmony A. Seahorn

Harmony A. Seahorn

Nick Davis-Fields

Grew up in Hiram, GA. Graduated with a BS in Ecology from the Odum School of Ecology and UGA in 2010. Research Technician at SCWDS for 5 years before taking Research Professional position at PDRC in 2018.

Nikki Shariat

Nikki Shariat

Catherine Logue

Catherine Logue

Dr. Logue specializes in the detection and characterization of foodborne pathogens from food animal sources and has extensive research programs in pathogens of human and animal health; antimicrobial resistance; Food Safety and bacterial pathogenesis of poultry and poultry production. She has published extensively in research areas including, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus […]

Nicole Nemeth

Nicole Nemeth

Patricia Flaherty

Jenny Nicholds

Jenny Nicholds

Karen Grogan

Karen Grogan

Brandy Burgess

Kayla Garrett

Kayla Garrett

Ginger Geiger

Brittany Buckley

Daniel R. Perez

Susan M. Williams

Monique S. França

Lisa Stabler

Holly S. Sellers

Trinton Baird

Ashley Moody

Sarah Williamson

Brian Jordan

Alison Watkins

Brent Lovern

Erich Linnemann

Virginia Booth

Roberto A. Palomares

Roberto A. Palomares

I was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, a very warm, colorful, coastal city with cultural and geographical importance for the development of the region. With no doubts, one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, not only for the natural and economic resources, but also for our lovely and diverse […]

Emmanuel Rollin

Emmanuel Rollin

Angie K. Royer, M.Ed.

With previous experience working in three different areas of the College of Veterinary Medicine for UGA CVM Dean Sheila Allen, Associate Dean of Public Service and Outreach, Dr. Bruce Hollett, Dean’s Office Graduate Program Development and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Front Desk Administrative Operations, I bring a depth of insight […]

Bradley Dale Heins

Bradley Dale Heins

Dr. Heins has lived in various regions of the United States and has a diverse background as a veterinary for beef, swine, and dairy operations as well as prior experience working in small animal medicine.  Having grown up in rural Georgia, Dr. Heins sees the importance of mentoring students to […]

Roy Berghaus

Roy Berghaus

Mark Ruder

Rebecca Poulson

Michael J. Yabsley

Daniel G. Mead

Sonia M. Hernandez

Stephen Harvey

Leanne Alworth

Leanne Alworth

Chris King

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