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About Richard W. Gerhold Jr., DVM, MS, PhD

I received my BS in wildlife science (1997) and DVM (2001) from Purdue University. Upon graduation from veterinary school, I was employed as the staff veterinarian at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia. I also received a MS and PhD from University of Georgia in Veterinary Pathology working on classical and molecular parasitology. Following my PhD, I completed a two year National Science Foundation-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Department at the University of Tennessee researching Lyme disease and tick-borne diseases. I am currently an assistant professor of parasitology at Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Tennessee. Duties include teaching in the first year parasitology course and fourth year rotations, diagnostic services, and research. My research interests include wildlife and public health associated parasite epidemiology, protozoa, and tick-borne diseases. In addition I belong to the Center for Wildlife Health at the University of Tennessee which is group of researchers from numerous departments and colleges at the University of Tennessee that perform research on various wildlife diseases.


Present Assistant Professor, Center for Wildlife Health, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Curriculum Vitae

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College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996


Publications (Peer Reviewed) (41)