Salvatore Frasca Jr.

Professor- Aquatic Pathology/Anatomic PathologyDr. Salvatore Frasca

Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine
PO Box 100123
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
(352) 392-2235
Fax: (352) 846-2445


  • DIPL, Board Certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 1999
  • PhD in Pathobiology, Concentration: pathology; University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1998
  • VMD Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 1988
  • AB in Biology and Society with Distinction in All Subjects, Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, 1984

Professional Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Pathology, University of Connecticut Department of Pathobiology, 1998
  • Resident and PhD Student in Veterinary Pathology, University of Connecticut Department of Pathobiology, 1993-1998
  • Internship in Aquatic Animal Medicine, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT, 1992-1993

Honors & Awards

  • Special Graduate Faculty, Atlantic Veterinary College, 2015-Present
  • Special Graduate Faculty, Ontario Veterinary College, 2011-Present
  • Provost’s Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Teaching,  University of Connecticut, 2014, 2015, & 2016
  • Twenty Years Outstanding Contributions to the Aquavet Program, 2014

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Ecology and epidemiology of disease in aquatic habitats
  • Ultrastructural and molecular characterization of pathogens of aquatic non-mammalian and invertebrate hosts, with particular interest in mycoplasma, fungi, and the myxozoa
  • Diagnostic anatomic pathology of aquatic animals, with emphasis on teleosts, elasmobranchs, crustaceans and birds
  • Teaching pathology from a One Health, One Pathology perspective