Michelle Dennis , DVM, PhD, DACVP
Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology
Through a combined residency and PhD program investigating pathology and epidemiology of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, Dr. Michelle Dennis was drawn to population-based observational studies to better understand the pathogenesis and diagnosis of natural disease.
Prior to moving to St Kitts, she spent seven years in Australia, working at the University of Sydney and a diagnostic laboratory in Brisbane where she developed special interest in aquatic animals disease, including study of morbidity in retail ornamental fish, streptococcosis in sting rays, mortality in southern bluefin tuna, among other infectious, nutritional, and eco-toxicologic diseases of farmed and free-living fish. Past research has also addressed prognostication of companion animal neoplasia, mortality in long-distance racing sled dogs, and Johne’s disease in sheep and cattle.
BS Biology, Purdue University
DVM Purdue University
PHD and Residency Colorado State University
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education The University of Sydney
Aquatic animal disease
Prognostication of neoplasia in companion animals
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Member, Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Pathobiology Chapter