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Karen Snowden

Professor and Associate Department Head for Teaching Programs

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Department: VTPB

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  • Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University 1988
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University 1979
  • B.S. Biology and Chemistry, University of Montevallo 1974


  • founding diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology (parasitology)
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Specialty License: 0152-S

Scholarly Interests

Parasites of public health importance, host-parasite interactions, development of animal models for the study of parasitologic diseases and treatments, and development of molecular and immunologic methods for parasitologic diagnosis.


Conservation implications for coccidian and vector-borne parasites in the endangered whooping crane (Grus americana)
Bertram, Hartup, SNOWDEN, SA Hamer, GL Hamer
Epidemiology and molecular typing of Trypanosoma cruzi in naturally infected dogs and associated triatomine vectors in Texas, USA
R Curtis-Robles, KF Snowden, B Dominguez, L Dinges, SA Hamer
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
distribution and characterization of Heterobilharzia americana in dogs in Texas
Rodriguez, Lewis, Snowden
Veterinary Parasitology.
Haemoabdomen secondary to granulomatous periarteritis due to parasitism with Halicephalobus gingivalis in a mare
Rodriguez, Snowden
Equine Veterinary Education.
Shelter dogs as sentinels for widespread Trypanosoma cruzi transmission across Texas
Tenney, Curtis, Snowden, Hamer
Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Heterobilharzia americana infection and congestive heart failure in a LLama (Lama glama)
Corapi, Snowden, Eden Edwards
Veterinary Pathology.
Keep Respiratory Parasites on your Radar
Veterinary Medicine.
Identification of blood meal sources and Trypanosoma cruzi infection in triatomine bugs from residential settings in south central USA
Kjos, Marcet, Yabsley, Kitron, Snowden, Logan, Barnes, Dotson
Journal of Medical Entomology.
AAVP Recommendations for core competency standards relating to parasitological knowledge and skills
KF Snowden, RC Krecek, DD Bowman
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
Parasitological Procedures, Skills and Areas of Knowledge used by Small Animal Practitioners in North America
MM Pereira, K Snowden, SE Little, RC Krecek
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 41 (4): 323-330.
Histopathologic and molecular characterization of Sarcocystis calchasi Encephalitis in White-winged Doves (Zenaida asiatica) and Eurasian Collared Doves (Streptopelia decaocto), East-central Texas, USA
CL Hodo, DB Whitley, SA Hamer, WV Corapi, K Snowden, JJ Heatley, AR Hoffman
Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 52 (2): 395-399.
Microsporidia - Emergent Pathogens in the Global Food Chain
GD Stentiford, 14 middle authors including K Snowden, L Solter
Trends in Parasitology.
Identification of Heterobilharzia americana in a dog residing in Indiana with no travel history
Rodriguez, Camp, Lewis, SNOWDEN
JAVMA. 248 (7): 827-830.
Morphologic and molecular characterization of helminths in endangered whooping cranes (Grus americana) and congeneric sandhill granes (Grus canadensis) in Texas and New Mexico, USA
MR Bertram, GL Hamer, KF Snowden, BK Hartup, SA Hamer
Parasites and Vectors.
Haemosporida prevalence and diversity are similar in endangered wild whooping cranes (Grus americana) and sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis)
MR Bertram, GL Hamer, KB Hartup, KF Snowden, SA Hamer
A novel Haemosporida clade at the rank of genus in North American cranes (Aves: Gruiformes)
MR Bertram, SA Hamer, BK Hartup, GL Hamer
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
Pathology in Practice: Cutaneous Lesion in a Cat
Minard, Daniel, Pool, SNOWDEN, Levine
Protozoal Infections of the Cornea and Conjunctiva in dogs associated with chronic ocular surface disease
Beckwith-Cohen, Gasper, Bentley, Gittelman, Ellis, SNOWDEN, Shock Yabsley Dubielzig
Veterinary Ophthalmology. 19 (3): 206-213.

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