Paul H. Walz, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM

Professor & Department Head

Paul H. Walz Photo

Department of Pathobiology

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



PhD, Michigan State University, 2000
MS, Michigan State University, 1997
DVM, Michigan State University, 1992



Dr. Walz received his D.V.M. from Michigan State University in 1992. Following two years in a mixed animal practice in Corunna, Michigan, he returned to Michigan State University for a residency in Food Animal Medicine, Surgery, & Production Medicine. Dr. Walz completed his residency, received his M.S. degree in 1997, and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Large Animal Medicine. Dr. Walz continued his graduate studies at Michigan State University and received the Ph.D. degree in 2000. After postgraduate training, Dr. Walz joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2000 in the Section of Agricultural Practices. Dr. Walz joined the faculty at Auburn University in 2004 in the Section of Food Animal Medicine in the Departments of Clinical Sciences and Pathobiology. Dr. Walz currently serves as the Coordinator of Animal Health Research.

Research Interests


Dr. Walz’s clinical and research interests include medical and surgical conditions affecting food animals, as well as infectious diseases of cattle. His primary research focus is bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infection in cattle. Specific interests involve improving diagnostics for BVDV, and evaluating the pathophysiology of disease associated with this viral infection of cattle.

  • Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus
  • Medical and Surgical Conditions Affecting Food Animals

Publications and Links


Dr. Walz Publications (PDF)