Heather Stockdale Walden

Assistant Professor

Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
PO Box 100123
1945 SW 16th AV
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
FAX 352-392-9704

Board Member

Companion Animal Parasite Council


  • Doctorate, Biomedical Sciences/Parasitology – 2008. Auburn University
  • Master of Science, Biology – 2004. Appalachian State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology – 1999. University of Kentucky

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 – Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher of the Year
  • 2008 – Intervet/AAVP Outstanding Graduate Student
  • 2008 – Byrd Dunn Award for Best Student Presentation
  • 2007 – Phi Zeta Best Graduate Student Presentation
  • 2007 – Bayer/AAVP Best Graduate Student Presentation

Research Interests

Research interests focus on zoonotic parasitic disease, diagnosis and classical parasite biology, modes of transmission and pathogenicity in the definitive host. Current research includes trichomonads and zoonotic, metastrongyloid nematodes. Our laboratory also diagnosis parasitic infections or infestations of exotic and domestic hosts, and routinely identifies parasitic helminths, protozoa and arthropods.

Recent Publications

Book Chapters

Stacy BA, Werneck MR, Stockdale Walden H, Harms CA. 2017.  Parasites.  In: Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation, Manire, CA, TM Norton, BA Stacy, CJ Innis, and CA Harms (Eds.), JP Ross Publishing, Jupiter, FL.
Stockdale-Walden H, Ness SAL, Mittel LD, Divers TJ, van Laaren K, Sellon DC. 2013. Miscellaneous Parasites. In: Long M and Sellon D, Eds. Equine Infectious Diseases. 2nd Ed. Elsevier, San Diego, CA, p 650.
Stockdale-Walden H, Jordan ME, DiPietro JA. 2013. Cestode Infections. In: Long M and Sellon D, Eds. Equine Infectious Diseases. 2nd Ed. Elsevier, San Diego, CA, p 650.
Stockdale-Walden. 2013. Trichinella. In: Morris J and Potter M, Eds. Foodborne Infections and Intoxications. 4th Ed. Elsevier, San Diego, CA, p.541.
Stockdale HD, Spencer JA, Blagburn BL. 2007. Prophylaxis and Chemotherapy. In: Fayer R and Xiao L, Eds. Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis. 2nd Ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, p. 544.

Peer Reviewed Publications


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