John W Harvey

John W Harvey

Professor Emeritus

Department: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
Business Phone: (352) 294-4277
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University Medallion in appreciation of 40 years of service
2014 · University of Florida
Hall of Fame inductee
2012 · European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Mark L. Morris, Sr Lifetime Achievement Award
2010 · Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Heiner Sommer Prize for Lifetime Contributions in the Field of Animal Clinical Pathology
2010 · International Society for Animal Clinical Pathology
Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 · American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Alumni Recognition Award
2002 · Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animal Clinical Chemistry
2002 · American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Norden Distinguished Teacher Award
1984 · University of Florida

Research Profile

Areas of research interest and publications have included erythrocyte metabolism of domestic animals, Heinz body hemolytic anemias, serum haptoglobin alterations in disease states, iron deficiency anemia, methemoglobinemias, myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative disorders, developmental hematology and iron metabolism in foals, hematology and iron metabolism of pregnant mares, and infectious agents of blood cells. Infectious agents studied include Mycoplasma haemofelis, Cytauxzoon felis, Anaplasma platys, Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia canis and Leishmania donovani.

A longstanding area of interest is inherited defects of erythrocyte metabolism in domestic animals. Publications have resulted from in depth studies of clinical cases of pyruvate kinase deficiency in dogs, methemoglobin reductase deficiency in dogs and cats, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in horses, and flavin adenine dinucleotide deficiency in horses. Extensive experimental studies have been conducted on erythrocytes and muscles from adult and neonatal phosphofructokinase-deficient dogs. A new area of study focuses on the clinical chemistry and hematology of Florida manatees.


2017 Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice
2013 Veterinary Clinical Pathology
2012 Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice
2012 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2005 Veterinary Clinical Pathology


Diplomate in Clinical Pathology
1977 · American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Doctor of Philosophy
1974 · University of California, Davis
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1970 · Kansas State University

Contact Details

(352) 294-4277

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