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Virginia Fajt

Clinical Associate Professor

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Phone: (979) 845-7299

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Department: VTPP

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  • Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology), Iowa State University 2000
  • D.V.M. , Auburn University 1995
  • B.A. , Kalamazoo College 1984


  • American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology

Scholarly Interests

Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, Antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance, Student learning and outcomes assessment, Food animal pharmacology


Pharmacokinetics of tulathromycin in nonpregnant adult ewes.
Washburn K, Fajt VR, Coetzee JF, Rice S, Wulf LW, Washburn S
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2015 38(4):414-6.
Scoping review to identify potential non-antimicrobial interventions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance in commensal enteric bacteria in North American cattle production systems.
Murphy CP, Fajt VR, Scott HM, Foster MJ, Wickwire P, McEWEN SA
Epidemiol Infect. 2015 :1-18.
Evaluating treatment options for common bovine diseases using published data and clinical experience.
O'Connor A, Fajt V
Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2015 31(1):1-15.
Synovial fluid pharmacokinetics of tulathromycin, gamithromycin and florfenicol after a single subcutaneous dose in cattle.
Jones ML, Washburn KE, Fajt VR, Rice S, Coetzee JF
BMC Vet Res. 2015 11(11):26.
Pharmacokinetics of oral chlortetracycline in nonpregnant adult ewes.
Washburn K, Fajt VR, Plummer P, Coetzee JF, Wulf LW, Washburn S
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2014
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of xylazine administered by the intravenous or intra-osseous route in adult horses.
Santonastaso A, Hardy J, Cohen N, Fajt V
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2014
Developing connections among pharmacology instructors at multiple institutions: workshops, electronic connections, and creation of Day One competencies
Fajt VR
Evidence-based veterinary medicine: where does it belong in the veterinary curriculum, and how should it be integrated?
Fajt VR
Plasma concentrations of chlortetracycline following oral administration to sheep for eight days
Washburn K, Fajt V, Plummer P, Coetzee J, Washburn S
Efficacy of a metalloproteinase inhibitor in spinal cord injured dogs.
Levine JM, Cohen ND, Heller M, Fajt VR, Levine GJ, Kerwin SC, Trivedi AA, Fandel TM, Werb Z, Modestino A, Noble-Haeusslein LJ
PLoS One. 2014 9(5).
Caprine abscess model of tulathromycin concentrations in interstitial fluid from tissue chambers inoculated with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis following subcutaneous or intrachamber administration.
Washburn KE, Fajt VR, Lawhon SD, Adams LG, Tell LA, Bissett WT
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 57(12):6295-304.
Frequency of resistance in obligate anaerobic bacteria isolated from dogs, cats, and horses to antimicrobial agents.
Lawhon SD, Taylor A, Fajt VR
J Clin Microbiol. 2013 51(11):3804-10.
Uterine infection in a cat research colony.
Fisher AC, Fajt VR, Gresham VC, Green KK, Kraemer DC
Lab Anim (NY). 2013 42(10):365-7.
A scoping review of the peer-reviewed literature in human populations and in vitro for potential non-antimicrobial interventions to reduce antimicrobial resistance in cattle
Fajt VR, Murphy CP, Wickwire P, Foster MJ, McEwen SA, Scott HM
Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act, Extralabel Drug Use, and Residue Avoidance
Fajt VR
Serologic and bacteriologic culture prevalence of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection in goats and sheep and use of Bayesian analysis to determine value of assay results for prediction of future infection.
Washburn KE, Bissett WT, Waldron DF, Fajt VR
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013 242(7):997-1002.
Cilostazol blocks pregnancy in naturally cycling mice.
Albarzanchi AM, Sayes CM, Ridha Albarzanchi MT, Fajt VR, Dees WL, Kraemer DC
Contraception. 2013 87(4):443-8.
Survey of instructors teaching about antimicrobial resistance in the veterinary professional curriculum in the United States.
Fajt VR, Scott HM, McIntosh WA, Dean WR, Vincent VC
J Vet Med Educ. 2013 40(1):35-44.
The effect of intramuscular injection of dinoprost or gonadotropin-releasing hormone in dairy cows on beef quality.
Fajt VR, Wagner SA, Pederson LL, Norby B
J Anim Sci. 2011 89(6):1939-43.
Analgesic drug administration and attitudes about analgesia in cattle among bovine practitioners in the United States.
Fajt VR, Wagner SA, Norby B
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 238(6):755-67.
Drug laws and regulations for sheep and goats.
Fajt VR
Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2011 27(1):1-21.
Pharmacokinetics of gallium maltolate after intragastric administration in adult horses.
Arnold C, Chaffin MK, Cohen N, Fajt VR, Taylor RJ, Bernstein LR
Am J Vet Res. 2010 71(11):1371-6.
Pharmacokinetics of an orally administered methylcellulose formulation of gallium maltolate in neonatal foals.
Chaffin MK, Fajt V, Martens RJ, Arnold CE, Cohen ND, O'Conor M, Taylor RJ, Bernstein LR
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2010 33(4):376-82.
Gallium maltolate: safety in neonatal foals following multiple enteral administrations.
Martens RJ, Cohen ND, Fajt VR, Nerren JR, Chaffin MK, Taylor RJ, Bernstein LR
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2010 33(2):208-12.
Comparison of three treatment regimens for sheep and goats with caseous lymphadenitis.
Washburn KE, Bissett WT, Fajt VR, Libal MC, Fosgate GT, Miga JA, Rockey KM
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009 234(9):1162-6.
Skills and competencies required by veterinary pharmacologists: a blueprint for graduate education in veterinary pharmacology in North America.
Fajt VR
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2008 31(1):22-30.
Effect of danofloxacin and tilmicosin on body temperatures of beef calves with pneumonia experimentally induced by inoculation with Mannheimia haemolytica.
Fajt VR, Apley MD, Brogden KA, Skogerboe TL, Shostrom VK, Chin YL
Am J Vet Res. 2004 65(5):610-5.
Regulatory considerations in the United States.
Fajt VR
Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2003 19(3):695-705.
The effects of danofloxacin and tilmicosin on neutrophil function and lung consolidation in beef heifer calves with induced Pasteurella (Mannheimia) haemolytica pneumonia.
Fajt VR, Apley MD, Roth JA, Frank DE, Brogden KA, Skogerboe TL, Shostrom VK, Chin YL
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2003 26(3):173-9.
Label and extra label drug use in small ruminants.
Fajt VR
Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2001 17(2):403-20.
Antimicrobial issues in bovine lameness.
Fajt VR, Apley MD
Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2001 17(1):159-73.
Effects of danofloxacin and tilmicosin on circulating neutrophils in beef heifers.
Fajt VR, Apley MD, Roth JA, Frank DA, Skogerboe TL, Karle VK, Dayton AD
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2000 23(3):181-7.
Feedlot therapeutics.
Apley MD, Fajt VR
Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 1998 14(2):291-313.
Sry-negative XX sex reversal in the German shorthaired pointer dog.
Meyers-Wallen VN, Bowman L, Acland GM, Palmer VL, Schlafer D, Fajt V
J Hered. 1995 86(5):369-74.

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