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Kevin Lahmers, DVM, PhD, DACVP–Anatomic Pathology

Clinical Associate Professor
  • Anatomic Pathology
Kevin Lahmers
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PhD, 1998–2005
Combined veterinary anatomic pathology residency and PhD program
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

DVM, 1998
College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

BS, Animal Science, summa cum laude, 1994
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists—Anatomic Pathology, 2007

Dr. Lahmers' research is currently focused on the extension of molecular techniques to advance veterinary diagnostics. He is head of molecular diagnostics at Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services. Particular areas of research emphasis include:

  • Next-generation sequencing for disease detection and characterization
  • Epidemiology of tick-borne diseases in domestic animals
  • Collaborative research with an interest in food and waterborne disease and cardiovascular disease

2013–present
Clinical Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2008–2013
Assistant Professor

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

2007–2013
Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

2005–2007
Assistant Research Professor

Department of Microbiology and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

1998–2005
Resident in Anatomic Pathology

Pullman, WA

  • Society of Mucosal Immunology
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • American Association of Veterinary Immunologists
  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Phi Zeta
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Washington State University, 2008
  • Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology, The American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2007 
  • Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Washington State University, 1999
  • Kevin and ‘Buns’ Sheehy Award for Teaching Excellence, 1999