Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849
MPH, University of New England, 2015
BS, University of Minnesota, Animal Science, 2009
Dr. Perkins obtained and undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 2009, a Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of New England in 2015, and a PhD in Veterinary Science from Washington State University in 2019.
Dr. Perkins actually started her infection prevention career in human hospitals before transitioning to veterinary hospitals so she has a unique perspective on infection prevention at the human-animal-environment interface. In her spare time she loves outdoor adventures, spending time with her human and fur family, reading good books, and being artistically creative.
Barriers and motivators for healthcare worker infection control compliance
The role humans play in transmission of predominantly animal pathogens
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. epidemiology
Barrios, L.C., Riggs, M.A., Green, R.F., Czarnik, M., Nett, R.J., Staples, E. Welton, M.D., Mulilenburg, J.L., Zullig, K.J., Gibson-Young, L., Perkins, A.V., Prins, C., Lauzardo, M., Shapiro, J., Asimellis, G., Kilgore-Bowling, G., Ortiz-Jurado, K., & Gutilla, M.J.. Observed Mask Use at Six Universities During Fall Semester — United States, September–November 2020. MMWR Surveillance Fall 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7006e1.
Perkins AV, Sellon DC, Gay JM, Lofgren ET, Moore DA, Davis MA. Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius on hand-contact and animal-contact surfaces in companion animal community hospitals. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2020 June; 61(6):613.
Fowler H, Davis MA, Perkins A, Trufan S, Joy C, Buswell M, McElwain TF, Moore D, Worhle R, Rabinowitz PM. A survey of veterinary antimicrobial prescribing practices, Washington state 2015. Veterinary Record. 2016. Vetrec-2016.