Veterinary Parasitology Specialty Recognized— Byron Blagburn Named Honorary DiplomateDate: 5/25/2012 4:18 pm
The executive board of the American Veterinary Medical Association has granted provisional recognition for the veterinary parasitology specialty under the auspices of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM).
Blagburn instructs first-, third-, and fourth-year students at Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine, directs graduate student research, serves as director of the clinical parasitology diagnostic laboratory, and oversees a research program which focuses on parasite-induced diseases of companion animals.
Blagburn received his Ph.D. in veterinary parasitology from the University of Illinois. He is the recipient of the 2010 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence. Among his many national awards, the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists presented him their Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award in 2001.