Jennifer K. Ketzis, BS, MS, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Ketzis received her PhD from Cornell University, where she focused on international livestock production and the use of medicinal plants to control Haemonchus contortus in goats. She then took a position at Novartis Animal Health in Switzerland working on the development of natural based products and endo- and ecto-parasiticides. In 2005, as a Senior Scientist, she established a parasitology laboratory at Charles River Laboratories, Ireland, where she worked with several pharmaceutical companies designing and managing GLP and GCP ecto- and endo-parasite efficacy studies. In 2012, Dr. Ketzis joined Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She teaches primarily in VMP 5265 Parasitology and in the One Health on-line program.
BS Animal Science, Cornell University
MS Animal Science (minor: environmental conservation and sustainable development), Cornell University
PhD Animal Science (minors: parasitology and epidemiology), Cornell University
Efficacy of endo- and ecto-parasiticides
Parasitic zoonoses of both public health and agricultural importance
Epidemiology of parasites
Ron Taylor Award for Outstanding Performance, DeVry Inc., 2013
Member Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture
Wulcan JM, Dennis MM, Ketzis JK, Bevelock TJ, Verocai GG. 2019. Strongyloides spp. in cats - a review of the literature and the first report of zoonotic Strongyloides stercoralis in colonic epithelial nodular hyperplasia in cats. Vectors and Parasites 12(1):349. doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3592-7.
Eisenbraun H, Alluwie A, Connolly S, Nair R, Verocaic GG, Ketzis JK. 2019. Comparison of fecal analysis methods for the detection of Platynosomum fastosum in naturally infected cats. Feline Medicine and Surgery. doi.org/10.1177/1098612X19848173
Hobbs EC, Mwape KE, Devleesschauwer B, Van Damme I, Krit M, Berkvens D, Zulu G, Mambwe M, Chembensofu M, Trevisan C, Baauw J, Phiri IK, Speybroeck N, Ketzis J, Dorny P, Willingham AL, Gabriël S. 2019. Effects of ‘The Vicious Worm’ educational tool on Taenia solium knowledge retention in Zambian primary school students after one year. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 3(5):e0007336. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007336
Pompei Bolfa P, Ketzis J, Marchi S, Kelly P, Cheng T, Huynh H, Lavinder T, Boey K, Hamilton C, Callanan JJ. 2019. Infections and pathology of free-roaming backyard chickens on St. Kitts, West Indies. JVDI 31(3):343-349. doi: 10.1177/1040638719843638
Gallagher C, Beierschmitt A, Cruz K, Choo J, Ketzis J. 2019. Should monkeys wash their hands and feet: a pilot-study on sources of zoonotic parasite exposure. One Health 7:100088. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2019.100088
Geng J, Elsemore D, Oudin N, Ketzis JKK. 2018. Diagnosis of feline whipworm infection using a coproantigen ELISA and the prevalence in feral cats in southern Florida. Vet Parasitol Reg Studies and Reports. 4, 181-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2018.11.002
Brandon-Mong G-J, Ketzis J, Yasiri A, Mahboob T, Tian-Chye T, Nissapatorn V. 2018. DNA Barcoding relates Trichuris species from a human and man’s best friend to non-human primate sources. Tropical Biomedicine. 35.
Červená B, Hrazdilová K, Vallo P, Ketzis J, Bolfa P, Tudor E, Lux-Hoppe EG, Blanvillain C, Modrý D. 2018. Mammomonogamus nematodes in felid carnivores: a minireview and the first molecular characterization. Parasitology 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182018000768
Yao C, Ketzis J. 2018. Aberrant and accidental trichomonad flagellate infections: rare or underdiagnosed? Transactions RSTMH. Online March 2018. Doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try027
Lanthroum CM, Shell L, Neuville K, Ketzis JKK. 2018. Efficacy of praziquantel in the treatment of Platynosomum fastosum in cats with natural infections. Vet Sci 5:35. doi:10.3390/vetsci502003
Ketzis J. 2017. Limitations to the adoption of a standardized Strongyloides stercoralis diagnostic method: case study in the Caribbean. Acta Tropica. 170:178-183. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.03.003.
Shell L, Ketzis J, Hall R, Rawlins G, du Plessis, W. Praziquantel treatment for Platynosomum spp. infection of a domestic cat on St. Kitts, West Indies. J Feline Med Surg. In Press.
Yoon KS and Ketzis JKK (joint 1st authors), Andrewes SW, Wu CS, Honraet K, Staljanssens D, Rossel B, Clark JM. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of infestation deterrents against lice. J Med Entomol. In Press.
Hamilton C, Kelly PJ, Bartley PM, Burrells A, Porco A, Metzler D, Crouch K, Ketzis J, Innes E, Katzer F. 2015. Toxoplasma gondii in livestock in St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies. Parasites & Vectors. 8:166. DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0776-7.
Ketzis JKK, Verma A, Burgess G. 2015. Molecular characterization of Trichuris serrata. Parasitol Res. ePub 11 March.
Ketzis JKK. 2015. Trichuris spp. infecting domestic cats on St. Kitts: identification based on size or vulvar structure? SpringerPlus 4: 115 doi:10.1186/s40064-015-0892-z
Ketzis JK, Shell L, Chinault S., Pemberton C, Pereira M. 2015. The prevalence of Trichuris spp. infection in indoor and outdoor cats on St. Kitts. J of Inf in Dev Countries 9: 111-113.
Gattenuo T, Ketzis J, Shell L. 2014. Fenbendazole treatment for Mammomonogamus spp. infection of a domestic cat on St. Kitts, West Indies. J Feline Med Surg 16: 864-866.
Ketzis JK, Clements C, Honraet K. 2014. Use of a poultry model to assess the transfer inhibition effect of head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) products. Parasitol Res 113(5):1943-8.
Nibblett BM, Ketzis JK, Grigg EK. 2014. Comparison of stress exhibited by cats examined in a clinic versus a home setting. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. Epub.
Schimmel A, Schroeder I, Altreuther G, Settje T, Charles S, Wolken S, Kok DJ, Ketzis J, Young D, Hutchens D, Krieger KJ. 2011. Efficacy of emodepside plus toltrazuril (Procox(®) oral suspension for dogs) against Toxocara canis, Uncinaria stenocephala and Ancylostoma caninum in dogs. Parasitol Res, 109 Suppl 1:1-8.
Diagnosis and treatment of Platynosomum fastosum in cats.
Epidemiology of Lynxacarus radovskyi.
Master’s Certificate in Project Management, George Washington University School of Business
Associate Member, European Veterinary Parasitology College
ESME Certificate in Medical Education