Vice President Nominee: Mason Reichard

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Education:

Ph. D. Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Oklahoma State University. 2003

  • M.S. Biology, Northern Michigan University. 1999
  • B.S. Central Michigan University. 1995

Current Positions:

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 2012–Present

Co-direction, National Center for Veterinary Parasitology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 2012–Present

Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 2006–2012

Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 2004–2006

Visiting Professor, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Summer 2005

Post-doctoral Fellow, Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 2003–2004

Research Scientist, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 2003.

Research Experience/Interests:

Transmission of Cytauxzoon felis by Amblyomma americanum to domestic cats Occurrence of Trichinella spp. in wild carnivores throughout North America Parasites of laboratory-reared baboons (Papio cynocephalus)

Teaching:

Instructor of record for Veterinary Parasitology I (Foundations of Veterinary Parasitology) Instructor of record for Diseases and Management of Free-ranging Wild Animals

Assist with instruction for Veterinary Parasitology II (Clinical Veterinary Parasitology), Advanced Veterinary Parasitology, and Clinical Veterinary Parasitology Rotation

Memberships/Committee Service:

American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists 2006‒present

  • AAVP Nominations Committee 2014‒present
  • Judge, AAVP Student Paper Competition 2011, 2012, 2013

Awards/Honors:

Zoetis Animal Health Award for Excellence in Animal Research. Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University. 2013

Outstanding Instructor, Year II. Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University. 2006 Graduate Research Excellence Award.  Oklahoma State University. May 9, 2003

Honorable Mention, Best Graduate Student Paper. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists. 2003

Best Graduate/Resident/Intern, Basic Science Research Paper. Seventh Annual Phi Zeta Research Day. 2003

Marc H. Dresden Award. Best Graduate Student Paper, Southwestern Association of Parasitologists. 2002 Datus M. Hammond Award. Best Graduate Student Paper Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists. 1999

Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University. 1999