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Heather Wamsley

Assistant ProfessorDr. Heather Wamsley

Department of Physiological Sciences
wamsleyh@ufl.edu
PO Box 100103
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0103
352-294-4085
FAX: 352-392-2938

Education

  • PhD, University of Florida, Dept. of Infectious Diseases & Pathology, 2009
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2004
  • Residency, Clinical Pathology, University of Florida, 2001-04
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, 2000-01
  • DVM (Honors), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
  • BS (Honors), Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995

 Honors and Awards

  • Sophomore Class Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013
  • National SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award, SAVMA Educational and Professional Development Committee, AVMA House of Delegates, 2012
  • Sophomore Class Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2012
  • Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year, SCAVMA University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2011
  • College of Veterinary Medicine Zoetis (Pfizer Animal Health, Norden) Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 2011
  • College of Veterinary Medicine Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011, University of Florida, 2011
  • Sophomore Class Teacher of the Year for 2009-2010, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2010
  • C.E. Cornelius Young Investigator Award, Phi Zeta, Upsilon chapter University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2010
  • Sophomore Class Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2009
  • Senior Class Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009, SCAVMA University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2009
  • Travel Grant Award from the American Society for Rickettsiology, 2006
  • Student Scholarship Award in Veterinary Pathology, C.L. Davis, DVM Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology, 2004
  • Support Services Resident of the Year, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004
  • Support Services Resident of the Year, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2003

Research Interests

Veterinary education, in situ diagnostics, rickettsial disease research, clinical pathology.

Areas of research in the Wamsley lab include (1) in situ diagnosis, both DNA-based and immune-based, of bacterial infections and cancers, (2) collaborative translational and clinical research with faculty of the Colleges of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine investigating the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human and animal diseases, and (3) collaborative research with industry to validate automated diagnostics intended for use by veterinarians in practice.  Dr. Wamsley is also very active in providing continuing education to veterinary professionals both locally and internationally and in personal outreach via public radio and local public school volunteerism.

Recent Publications

Additional publications here