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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