Companion Animal Studies

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Michael Lappin

Section Head, Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine; Director, Companion Animal Studies

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-0313

Email: michael.lappin@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Lappin is a Professor of Infectious Disease in the Department of Clinical Sciences. His laboratory studies immune responses to vaccination against respiratory viruses in cats, as well as immune responses to feline vaccines. He also oversees a large diagnostic service for feline infectious agents, including Toxoplasma gondii, Bartonella, Ehrlichia and others. Current areas of investigation include mechanisms of transmission of Hemoplasma spp, therapies for rickettsial diseases, and companion animals as carriers of drug-resistant staphylococci. Lappin is also Director of Shelter Medicine and investigates disease outbreaks and management in shelter settings.

Catriona MacPhail

Professor, Small Animal Surgery

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Email: catriona.macphail@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. MacPhail is a Professor of Small Animal Surgery. Dr. MacPhail received her undergraduate degree from Rice University and went on to receive her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1996. Dr. MacPhail completed a rotating internship, surgery residency, soft tissue/surgical oncology fellowship, and PhD, all at Colorado State University (CSU). Dr. MacPhail is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings, has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and is a contributing author for the 4th and 5th editions of Fossum’s textbook, Small Animal Surgery. Dr. MacPhail is also the surgical laboratories coordinator for the third-year CSU veterinary students.

Valeria Scorza

Faculty

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-4132

Office: 970-297-5388

On Call: 970-286-8018

Email: andrea.scorza@colostate.edu