Kelley Steury, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849
MPH, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2018
DVM, Texas A&M, 2004
BS, University of Colorado, 1996
Dr. Steury teaches Veterinary Public Health (zoonoses, epidemiology, food safety) to all second year veterinary students, as well as two electives in the veterinary curriculum: Disaster Medicine and Wildlife Diseases. She coordinates the undergraduate public health minor for Auburn University through the College of Veterinary Medicine and teaches three undergraduate courses within the minor including Introduction to Public Health, Introduction to Epidemiology, and Observed Needs in Public Health. She provides public health career counseling to undergraduates, veterinary students, and graduate students, and also coordinates the joint DVM/MPH degree program options with partner programs at the University of Minnesota and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition, Dr. Steury coordinates USDA initial accreditation training (IAT) for veterinary students.
Dr. Steury was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her B.S. in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado in 1996, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She practiced as an associate veterinarian at a small animal hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, from 2004 to 2008. After moving to Auburn, she became a Clinical Veterinary Fellow with the Auburn University Equine Source Plasma Project (AUESPP), an immunology research facility which produces hyperimmune plasma from horses. Here she also assisted with the management of equine herd health and was in this position from 2009 to 2015. Between 2010 and 2015 she continued doing relief veterinary clinical work at a feline-only clinic in Columbus, Georgia. In 2015 Dr. Steury began at the Thompson Bishop Sparks State Diagnostic Laboratory working in anatomic pathology as a Veterinary Diagnostic Specialist for six years. In 2017 Dr. Steury became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM). In 2018 she completed an externship with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) in the Infectious Disease and Outbreaks Division. Here she examined gastrointestinal disease outbreak data utilizing the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS). During this time she also worked on a independent project comparing spatial and temporal associations between Salmonella outbreaks in humans versus animals within the state of Alabama. She completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health in 2018 and earned the Spring 2018 Public Health Capstone Award from UAB. She joined the faculty in the Department of Pathobiology at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. Dr. Steury holds an active veterinary license in the state of Alabama and is an accredited veterinarian with the USDA APHIS. She is also a member of the American Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (AAVLD), the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV), and the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians (AAFSPHV). She serves as a member of the Council on Animal and Environmental Health for the Alabama Department of Public Health.
She lives in Auburn with her husband, Todd, three children, and three cats.
Articles in Refereed Journals:
Carpenter, A. et al. “Determining the Role of Naturally Acquired SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Death of Domestic Pets: 10 cases (2020-2021).” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 259.9 (2021): 1032-1039.
Articles in Non-Refereed Journals:
Steury, K.B. January 2021. “Parasites in Cattle.” Alabama Cattlemen’s Association journal.
Steury, K.B. April 2020. “Biosecurity for Cattle Operations.” Alabama Cattlemen’s Association journal.
Steury, K.B. June 2019. “Clostridial abomasitis and enteritis in Cattle.” Alabama Cattlemen’s Association journal.
Steury, K.B. August 2018. “Bovine Pneumonia.” Alabama Cattlemen’s Association journal.
Steury, K.B., Pope, J. August 2017. “Blackleg in Cattle.” Alabama Cattlemen’s Association journal.
Pugh, D.G., X.P. Hu, and K.H. Bourke (Steury). 2013. “Control of chorioptic mange mites on horses, donkeys, and mules.” Alabama Cooperative Extension System Publication ANR-1444:1-6.
Li, L., Luther, M., Wise, A., Pope, J., Steury, K., et al. November 2021. “Comparison of CT Values from Canine Parvovirus Real Time PCR Using Different DNA Extraction Methods and with Different Samples.” AAVLD Conference Proceedings.
Perry, A., Pope, J., Steury, K. October 2018. “Necropsy Review and Diagnostic Sampling.” Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Annual Conference proceedings.
Roberts, J., Hill, G., Koch, R., Schemera, B., Walz, H., Steury, K. 2017. “Necropsy Examination of Zebra Finches from a single laboratory colony.” Poster. Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Annual Conference proceedings.
Roberts, J., Hill, G., Koch, R., Schemera, B., Steury, K., Walz, H. 2017. “Necropsy Examination of Domestic Canaries from a Single Laboratory Colony.” Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Annual Conference proceedings.
Pugh, D.G., X.P. Hu, and K.H. Bourke (Steury). 2014. “Chorioptic mange in new world camelids and equids.” Proceedings, Auburn University CVM Annual Conference. Auburn University, Auburn, AL.