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D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD

Professor
  • Pathology / Genetics
Phillip Sponenberg
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PhD, Veterinary Medicine, 1979
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

DVM, 1976
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

BS, Veterinary Medicine, 1975
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

  • Genetics of domesticated animals
  • Coat color genetics
  • Conservation of rare breeds of livestock
  • Diagnostic pathology
  • Reproductive pathology

1992-present
Professor

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

1986-1992
Associate Professor

Department of Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

1981-1986
Assistant Professor

Department of Pathobiology and Public Practice
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

  • AVMA
  • VVMA
  • The Livestock Conservancy, Technical Programs Director
  1. Sponenberg, D.P., A. Martin, J. Beranger. Managing Breeds for a Secure Future, Strategies for Breeders and Breed Associations. Second Edition. 5M Publishing. Sheffield, UK. 288 pages. 2017.
  2. Sponenberg, D.P., R. R. Bellone. Equine Color Genetics 4th Edition. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. 237 pages. 2017.
  3. Sponenberg, D.P., D. Davis, J. Beranger. Bovinos Criollos de los Estados Unidos (Criollo Cattle of the United States). in: Perezgrovas, R. Catálogo de los Bovinos Criollos de México: Razas Locales y Sistemas Empéricos de Manejo. Volumen XV Colección “Boca de Monte”. Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas. San Cristobal de las Casas, 2018.
  4. Sponenberg, D.P., J. Quiroz. Definición de Razas Locales Primer Paso en su Conservación (Definition of Local Breeds the First Step in their Conservation) Actas Iberoamericanas de Conservación Animal. 10: 74-77. 2017.
  5. Sevane, N.. Cortés, O., L.T. Gama, A. Martínez, P. Zaragoza, M. Amills, D.O. Bedotti, C. Bruno de Sousa, J. Cañon, S. Dunner, C. Ginja, M.R. Lanari, V. Landi, Sponenberg, D.P., J.V. Delgado and the BioGoat Consortium. Dissection of the Iberian and African genetic contributions to Creole goat populations. Animal doi:10.1017/S1751731117003627. 2018.
  6. Sponenberg, D.P., J. Beranger, A.M. Martin, C.R. Couch. Conservation of Rare and Local Breeds of Livestock and Poultry. Scientific and Technical Review 37(1) April 2018. in press.