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Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

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Susan Little

Dr. Susan Little

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
Susan E. Little DVM, PhD, DACVM-Parasit.
Regents Professor and Krull-Ewing Chair in Veterinary Parasitology

BS: Cornell University, 1989
DVM: Virginia Tech, 1993
PhD: University of Georgia, 1996

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Dr. Susan Little is Regents Professor and the Krull-Ewing endowed chair in veterinary parasitology at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University. Her research program focuses on zoonotic parasites and tick-borne diseases. She also serves as co-Director of the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Parasitology) and past-president of both the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and the Companion Animal Parasite Council.

Dr. Little has authored more than 100 publications on veterinary and human parasites, with an emphasis on zoonotic parasites and tick-borne disease agents. Her laboratory has received research support from the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and the veterinary health industry. She is also an outstanding teacher who has been recognized for parasitology teaching excellence at the class, College, University, and national level. Dr. Little has twice been awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award from the national Student American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).