Heather Stockdale Walden

Assistant Professor- Parasitology

Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
PO Box 100123
1945 SW 16th AV
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
(352) 294-4125
Fax: (352) 392-9704



  • 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

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Zoonotic parasitic disease
  • Diagnosis and classical parasite biology
  • Modes of transmission and pathogenicity in the definitive host
  • Trichomonads and zoonotic
  • Metastrongyloid nematodes
  • Parasitic infections or infestations of exotic and domestic hosts
  • 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