Patty Pesavento, DVM, PhD

Title: 
Assistant Professor, Pathologist

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
1120B Haring Hall
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-752-1166
Fax: 530-752-3349
E-mail: papesavento@ucdavis.edu

Biography: Dr. Pesavento attended Harvard University where she received a PhD in Biology, and began research in the field of infectious diseases. After receiving her DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, she completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology and was Board Certified in 2004. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomic Pathology at Davis where she works on a vast array of species. Her research interest is to understand the virulence factors and pathogens that emerge from the shelter environment. Among those she has characterized are hypervirulent forms of feline calicivirus and Streptococcus spp. in dogs and cats.

Research:
Research Diagnostics and Outbreak investigation in Shelter Medicine, Pathogenesis of the hypervirulent forms of Feline Calicivirus (VS-FCV), Detection of Adenovirus in California Deer.

Teaching:
Pathology, Shelter Animal Medicine.

Service:
Anatomic Pathology, VMTH.

Languages:
Spanish (spoken, written), French (written).

Selected Publications: