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Julia Lankton

Title: Veterinary Pathologist
Phone: 608-270-2459

Education and/or Training

B.A. 1996 University of North Carolina English
D.V.M. 2009 Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine
Residency 2012 University of Tennessee Anatomic Pathology
DACVP 2012 American College of Veterinary Pathologists Diplomate Anatomic Pathology

Areas of Specialization and or Research Interests

Wildlife toxicology and ecotoxicology
Endocrine disruption

Professional Experience

2013 – Present Diagnostic Pathologist, U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison WI
2012   2013 Clinical Instructor in Pathology, Department of Pathobiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, FL
2004 – 2005 Editor, Wildlife Rehabilitation Bulletin, National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, St. Cloud, Minnesota
2001 – 2004 Clinic Supervisor, Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc., Newark, DE

Selected Publications

Lankton, J., D. VanderHart and S. Terrell. Schistosomus reflexus-like malformation in a southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 45(3):708-711. 2014

Lankton, J., K. M. Newkirk, S. Kania and E. C. Ramsay. 2013. Preuptial Demodex sp. in big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) from eastern Tennessee. J Zoo Wildl Med. Mar;44(1):124-9

DeRisi, J. L., M. D. Stenglein, E. Velazquez, C. Greenacre, R. P. Wilkes, J. G. Ruby, J. Lankton, D. Ganem, and M. A. Kennedy. 2012. Complete genome sequence of an astrovirus identified in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) with gastroenteritis. Virology Journal 9:216

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