Heather Walz, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Clinical Professor

Heather Walz Photo


Department of Pathobiology

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



DVM, Kansas State University, 2000
BS, University of Kansas, 1996



Dr. Heather Walz received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas in 1996 and her DVM from Kansas State University in 2000. After veterinary training, she remained at Kansas State for a residency in anatomic pathology. She is board certified in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. While a graduate student at Auburn University, Department of Pathobiology, Dr. Walz was also a clinical microbiology resident. The focus of her PhD research was bovine viral diarrhea virus infections at the maternal fetal interface. Dr. Walz has been a veterinary anatomic pathologist with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries at the Thompson Bishop Sparks State Diagnostic Laboratory in Auburn since 2012, and she became the director of the Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System in 2018.

Research Interests


Her primary diagnostic and research interests involve infectious diseases of food animals.