Candidate for the Nominating Committee: Ashley McGrew


Dr. McGrew has been a member of the AAVP since 2008. She is on faculty at Colorado State University, and enjoys pursuing her passions in teaching and marine parasitology diagnostics. She currently serves as head of the Parasitology section in the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. In 2015, Dr. McGrew passed the Parasitology board exams and is now a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Parasitology).


DVM, Colorado State University (2013); PhD, Colorado State University (2011); BS, Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado (2004)

Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor, Special Appointment, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, CSU (November 2016 – present); Instructor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, CSU (Jan 2015 – Oct 2016); Postdoctoral Fellow, CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, Parasitology Section (Sept 2013 – Dec 2014); Visiting Scientist, CSU (May – Aug 2013); Undergraduate Research Intern, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT (Jun – Sept 2004); Veterinary Technician, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, Dolphin and Whale Hospital and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, Sarasota, FL (Jun – Sept 2003)


Currently serves as Instructor for Parasitology and Vector Biology, and World of Parasites (undergraduate courses); co-teaches Diagnostic Veterinary Parasitology rotations (Professional Veterinary Medical program)

Research Interests:

Marine parasitology diagnostics, host/toxicant/parasite interactions, anthelmintic resistance in cattle, mercury exposure in helminths of gray wolves and marine mammals, Walleye Dermal Sarcoma Virus/NF-kb signaling, immunophenotyping in bottlenose dolphins


American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP): Education, Finance and Historian Committees (2015 – present), Student Representative (2010 – 2012), CSU Chapter of AAVP (VP, 2010 – 2011; President, 2011 – 2012); International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM): Student Representative (2004 – 2013), session chair (2006, 2013)

Professional Organizations:

American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (2008-present); World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (2008-present); Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (2013 – present); International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine (2002 – present)