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Vanessa J. Oakes, DVM, MPH

Clinical Instructor
  • Anatomic Pathology
Vanessa Oakes
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

MPH, 2016
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

DVM, 2016
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

BS, Business, 2012
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

BS, Biology, 2012
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

  • Molecular diagnostics of the Theileria orientalis complex
  • Protozoan species of pathogenic ikeda and chitose genotypes and their geographic distribution in Virginia and association with other tickborne parasites
  • Diagnostic pathology
  • Gross pathology

2021–present
Clinical Instructor, Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2016-2021
Anatomic Pathology Residency
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (trainee member)
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • Charles Louis Davis Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Veterinary Information Network
  1. V.J. Oakes, M.J. Yabsley, D. Schwartz, T. LeRoith, C. Bissett, C. Broaddus, J.L. Schlater, S.M. Todd, K.M. Boes, M. Brookhart, K.K. Lahmers. Theileria orientalis Ikeda Genotype in Cattle, Virginia, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019(9):1653-1659.
  2. V. J. Oakes, F. R. Carvallo. Epitheliotropic lymphoma-induced disseminated ulcerative dermatitis in a dog. Braz J Vet Pathol, 2021:75-79.