Nominating Committee Nominee: Chris Adolph

Dr. Adolph received his D.V.M. degree in 1996 from Oklahoma State University. After a year and a half as an associate veterinarian, Dr. Adolph moved to Southpark Veterinary Hospital as a partner for 4 years and full owner for 13 years. .During his time as a practice owner, he developed a special interest in parasitology and practice management. In blending these two areas of focus, Dr. Adolph attended advanced parasitology and practice management continuing education events, became informed of the most current information available, and developed practice protocols based in sound science that were readily accepted by pet owners.

In 2011, while conducting field prevalence studies in conjunction with the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology, Dr. Adolph began a Master’s degree program under the guidance of Dr. Susan Little at Oklahoma State University. His Master’s thesis,  Prevalence,  disease implications and diagnostic assays for parasites and vector-borne infections of cats in northeastern Oklahoma, was based largely on his previous field work. While enrolled in the Master’s program, Dr. Adolph was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society,  which recognizes academic excellence in fields of higher education. Dr. Adolph graduated with a Master’s degree in 2013, the same year he was named to the 25 veterinarians to watch in 2013 by Veterinary Practice News.

Dr. Adolph is the Zoetis representative to the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology located at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University. He has authored numerous, peer- reviewed scientific papers, a chapter for an upcoming text book and conducted research in canine and feline parasitic diseases. For the past ten years, Dr. Adolph has been a popular speaker nationally and internationally, on small animal parasitology and practice management topics. In 2015, Dr. Adolph passed the rigorous parasitology board exams and is now a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Parasitologists.