Pedro Bittencourt, DVM, MSc, PhD
Location: Faculty Offices I
Phone: 869.465.4161 Ext 401-1449
Dr. Bittencourt is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he studied Veterinary Medicine at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil, graduating in 2006. Afterward, he went on to get a specialist degree in Veterinary Clinical Pathology from Castelo Branco University and, in 2007, enrolled in the master’s program at Universidade Federal Fluminense, followed by a PhD at the same University. Following completing his PhD, he moved to southern Chile, where he worked as an Assistant Professor at Universidad Mayor's Veterinary School. He was course coordinator for Immunology and Clinical Pathology, among others. At the same time, he was also an Ad-honoren professor at Universidad Austral de Chile, helping in teaching DVM and postgraduate students, as well as collaborating in several research projects. Dr. Bittencourt joined RUSVM in 2019.
DVM Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, 2006
Specialty in Veterinary Clinical Pathology Univerisdade Castelo Branco, Brazil, 2006
MSc Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, 2009
PhD Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, 2013
Specialty in Higher Education Universidade Candido Mendez, Brazil, 2013
Immunology, Clinical Pathology, Infectious Diseases
Ignacio, E., Pérez-Macchi S., Alabi, A., BITTENCOURT P., Müller A.Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Piroplasmids in Domestic Dogs from Paraguay. 1-15. Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.11.009. 2019.
Perez-Macchi, S, Pedroso R, BITTENCOURT, P, Müller A.Prevalence, molecular characterization and risk factor analysis of Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma platys in domestic dogs from Paraguay. 62:31-39. Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases. 2018.
Müller A., Rodríguez E., Walker R., BITTENCOURT P., Pérez-Macchi S., Gonçalves L., Machado R., André M. Occurrence and genetic diversity of Bartonella spp. (Rhizobiales: Bartonellaceae) and Rickettsia spp. (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) in cat fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) from Chile. 1-6. Journal of Medical Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjy124. 2018.
Müller A., Soto F., Sepúlveda M. , BITTENCOURT P. , Benevenute J. , Ikeda P. , Machado R. , André M. Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhofii and B. henselae in dogs.6:1-13. Epidemiology and Infection. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268818001127 Correspondence Author. 2018.
Müller A., Monti G., Otth C., Sepúlveda P. , BITTENCOURT P. , Nachum-Biala Y. , Gutiérrez R. , Harrus S. Candidatus Neoehrlichia chilensis’ sp. nov.: Molecular detection and characterization of a novel Anaplasmataceae in wild rodents from Valdivia, Southern Chile. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 65: 357- 362. DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12815. 2018.
Müller A., Walker R., BITTENCOURT P. , Machado R. , Benevenute J. , do Amaral R. , Gonçalves L André. Prevalence, Hematological Findings And Genetic Diversity of Bartonella spp. in Domestic Cats From Valdivia, Southern Chile. Parasitology. 144: 773-782. DOI: 10.1017/S003118201600247X. 2017.
Soto, F. , Walker, R. , Sepulveda, M. , BITTENCOURT, P. , Acosta-Jamett, G. , Müller A. Occurrence of canine hemotropic mycoplasmas in domestic dogs from urban and rural areas of the Valdivia province, southern Chile. Comparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 50: 70-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.cimid.2016.11.013. 2017.