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Karen Snowden

Senior Professor


Phone: (979) 862-4999

Mailstop: 4467

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.


Pathology in Practice: Cutaneous Lesion in a Cat
Minard HM, AK Daniel, RR Pool, KF Snowden, GJ Levine
JAVMA. 2017 251(1):57-59.
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
Parasitology. 2017 144(5):629-640.
AAVP Recommendations for core competency standards relating to parasitological knowledge and skills
KF Snowden, RC Krecek, DD Bowman
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2017 43(4):344-348.
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. 2017 11(1):.
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. 2016 109:73-79.
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. 2016 19(3):206-213.
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. 2016 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. 2016
Identification of Heterobilharzia americana in a dog residing in Indiana with no travel history
Rodriguez, Camp, Lewis, Snowden
JAVMA. 2016 248(7):827-830.
Conservation implications for coccidian and vector-borne parasites in the endangered whooping crane (Grus americana)
Bertram, Hartup, SNOWDEN, SA Hamer, GL Hamer
PLOS-One. 2015
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. 2014 41(4):323-330.
Keep Respiratory Parasites on your Radar
Veterinary Medicine. 2014
Distribution and characterization of Heterobilharzia americana in dogs in Texas
Rodriguez, Lewis, Snowden
Veterinary Parasitology. 2014
Heterobilharzia americana infection and congestive heart failure in a LLama (Lama glama)
Corapi, Snowden, Eden Edwards
Veterinary Pathology. 2014
Shelter dogs as sentinels for widespread Trypanosoma cruzi transmission across Texas
Tenney, Curtis, Snowden, Hamer
Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2014
Haemoabdomen secondary to granulomatous periarteritis due to parasitism with Halicephalobus gingivalis in a mare
Rodriguez, Snowden
Equine Veterinary Education. 2013
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. 2013
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.

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