Amelia G. White, DVM, MS, DACVD

Associate Clinical Professor, Dermatology

Amelia G. White Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

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



MS, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 2014
DVM, University of Georgia, 2010



Dr. Amelia White received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 followed by a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Auburn University.

She was accepted to a dermatology residency at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana the following year where she completed three years of specialty training and a Master’s degree in 2014.

Dr. White became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2014 and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has authored or contributed to various abstracts, case reports, primary research, and book chapters.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020)
Clinician of the Year Award (2019)
Peter J. Ihrke ACVD Resident Research Award (2018)
Auburn University CVM Creed Award (2017)
ACVD Bayer Resident Research Award (2013)

Research Interests


Allergic skin and ear diseases, infectious dermatoses, and wellness and communication in veterinary medicine.



Hicks K*, Brinker E, Neto R, Smith A, Matz B, and White A Ϯ. Feline exfoliative dermatitis secondary to a thymoma with concurrent paragonimiasis. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2021.

White A Ϯ, Bello B ᴠ, Malmstrom A, Hicks K*, and Starkey L. Peripheral vestibular disease caused by Raillietiaauris in a Barzona bull. Vet Rec Case Reports. 2021.

Hicks K*, Yongjun Tan, Wenqi Cao, Terri Hathcock. Dawn Boothe, Robert Kennis, Dapeng Zhang, Xu Wang, and Amelia White Ϯ. Genomic and in vitro pharmacodynamic analysis of rifampicin resistance at clinically relevant concentrations in multidrug-resistant canine Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates. Vet Dermatol. 2021.

White A Ϯ. Feline pruritus. FVMA Advocate. 2020. 5:26-29.

Pritchard H, Hicks K*, and White A Ϯ. Nodular dermatofibrosis with renal cystadenocarcinoma in a German Shepherd dog. National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. 2020. June/July issue: 32-38.

Hicks K*, Sandey M, Newcomer BJ , Kennis R, White AG Ϯ. Acquired cutaneous angiomatosis and Chorioptes sp. dermatitis in an adult llama. Vet Rec Case Reports. 2020. 8:e001184.

White A Ϯ, Smart K ᴠ, Hathcock T, and Wang C. Successful management of cutaneous Paralagenidium karlingii infection in a dog: multifaceted approach using minocycline, mefenoxam, hyperbaric oxygen and surgery. Med Mycol Case Reports. 2020. 29:38-42.

Mary Ann Taylor, Amber Nicole Neal, Jana Schellinger, Stephanie Ostrowski, Amelia White, Mayra Rodriquez, Andrew Meehan, Elizabeth Tiller. Examining change in student anxiety and depression after the first year of a professional program secondary to perceived stress: a cross-sectional descriptive study. J Med Edu. 2020. 19(4):e103404.

Wenqi Cao, Karly Hicks*, Amelia White, Terri Hathcock, Robert Kennis, Dawn Boothe, Dapeng Zhang, and Xu Wang. Draft genome assembly of two Staphylococcus pseudintermedius strains isolated from canine skin biopsy. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2020. 9(22):e00369-20.

Boorman S, White A, Boone L. Presentation, Treatment and Outcome of Aural Hematoma in Horses: 7 cases (2008-2019). J Am Vet Med Assoc. March 2021.

Gautier A*, Graff E, Bacek L, Fish E, White A, Palmer L, and Kuo K. Effects of  ovariohysterectomy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy on systemic inflammation and oxidation in dogs. Frontiers Vet Sci. 2020. 6(506). 1-11

Hicks K* and White AG.Ϯ Canine: Nodular dermatofibrosis. VINcyclopedia of Disease. Veterinary Information Network. November 2019. 5 pages.

Hicks K* and White AG.Ϯ Feline: Proliferative necrotizing otitis externa. VINcyclopedia of Disease. Veterinary Information Network. November 2019. 6 pages.

Hicks K* and White AG.Ϯ Vesicular cutaneous lupus erythematosus. VINcyclopedia of Disease. Veterinary Information Network. October 2019. Address (URL): pending. 

Burke A, Kottwitz J, Wang C, and White AϮ.  Use of oral fluralaner (Bravecto) to successfully manage adult-onset generalised demodicosis in a silver fox (Vulpes vulpes). Vet Record Case Reports. August 2019;7:e000898. doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2019-000898.

Hernandez-Bures A ᴠWhite AG, Riordan L. Presumptive iatrogenic hypoadrenocorticism induced by high-dose ketoconazole administration in a dog. J Vet Intern Med. 2019;33(5):2235–2238. doi:10.1111/jvim.15604.

White AϮ, Hicks K, Bizikova P, Bailey J, Linder K, Kennis, R. Probable drug-triggered pemphigus foliaceus in a dog following administration of afoxolaner (NexGard®). Veterinary Record Case Reports. May 2019;7: e000735. doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000735.

Ho K*, Conley A, Kennis R, Hathcock T, Boothe D, White A.Ϯ Minimum inhibitory concentration and killing properties of rifampicin against canine Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates from dogs in the southeast USA. Vet Dermatol. May 2018. DOI: 10.1111/vde.12653.

Ho K*, Smart K, Hathcock T, Boothe D, White A.Ϯ Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of multiple oral dosing of rifampin in the dog. Vet Dermatol.

Hathcock T, Kang Y, Liles M, White A, Newton J, Kalalah A, Waits D, and Wang C. Paralagenidium karlingii strain 13914, whole genome shotgun sequencing project. GenBank. March 2018. PTTM00000000.1

White AG ϮSantoro D, Ahrens K, and Marsella R. Single blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study on the effects of ciclosporin on cutaneous barrier function and immunological response in an experimental model of atopic dermatitis in Beagle dogs. Vet Immunol and Immunopathol. March 2018;197:93-101. 

Ho K*, Kennis R, Sandey M, White A.Ϯ Successful medical management of cutaneous Nocardia sp. infection in a dog receiving cyclosporine (Atopica®). Veterinary Record Case Reports. 2017. 5: e000493. doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2017-000493.  

White AG.Ϯ Flea allergic dermatitis. Feline Associate. Veterinary Information Network. March 2017. Address (URL): 

White AG.Ϯ Fleas. Feline Associate. Veterinary Information Network. March 2017. Address (URL): 

White AG.Ϯ Flea allergic dermatitis. Canine Associate. Veterinary Information Network. May 2016. Address (URL): 

White AG.Ϯ Fleas. Canine Associate. Veterinary Information Network. May 2016. Address (URL): 

White AG.Ϯ Cutaneous adverse drug reactions. Canine Associate. Veterinary Information Network. August 2015. 

Ho K*, Cobiella D, Walz H, Kennis RA, White A.Ϯ Cutaneous candidiasis infection in two alpacas. Veterinary Record Case Reports. Dec. 2016. doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2016-000354.  

Gimmler JR*, White AG ϮKennis RA, Cruz-Espindola C, Boothe DM. Determining canine skin concentrations of terbinafine to guide the treatment of Malassezia dermatitis. Vet Dermatol. 2015 Dec;26(6):411-e96.