Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849
DVM, Oklahoma State University, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, 2011
BS, University of Arkansas, Animal Science, 2007
Dr. Starkey joined the faculty at Auburn University in May, 2016. She was raised on a rural beef cattle farm in Northeast Kansas, and earned her BS (2007) in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas. She completed both her DVM (2011) and PhD (2015) in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at Oklahoma State University where her graduate research focused on several Ehrlichia spp. of dogs. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology sub-specialty, completing her residency training through the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology at Oklahoma State University in 2015. Her work at Auburn involves the teaching of parasitology to first and fourth-year veterinary students, varied research projects, diagnostic parasitology and parasite consultation, and outreach.
Dr. Starkey’s research interests include vector-borne infections, primarily those transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes, and food-borne parasitic diseases.