DBSP
Roster  DBSP Departments VA-MD Vet Med

DBSP Faculty

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith, MS, DVM, PhD

Professor
Aquatic Medicine/Fish Health, also Wildlife and Exotic Animal Medicine
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
 
e-mail: stsmith7@vt.edu
Capsule Biography (PDF) 


Education

1990 PhD, Veterinary Medical Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
1986 DVM
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
1981 MS, Entomology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
1975 BS, Zoology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Research Interests

  • Diseases of finfish
  • Mycobacteriosis
  • Immunology and immunotoxicology
  • Clinical medicine and radiology
  • Pharmacokenetics
  • Horseshoe crab diseases
  • Diseases of Alaskan fish
  • Normal histology of fishes

Professional Experience

2002-present Professor
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1991-present Director, Aquatic Medicine Program
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1997-2002 Associate Professor
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1991-1997 Assistant Professor
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1990-1991 Postdoctoral Research Associate
CVM, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (President, 2002-2003)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Fisheries Society, Fish Health Section
  • European Association of Fish Pathologists
  • American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
  • American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
  • American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists

SelectedPublications

  1. Smith, S.A. and J. Berkson. 2005. Laboratory Culture and Maintenance of the Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). Lab Animal 34:27-34.
  2. Pasnik D.J. and S.A. Smith. 2005. Immunogenic and protective effects of a DNA vaccine for Mycobacterium marinum. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 103:195-206.
  3. Haskell, S.R.R., K. Carberry-Goh, M.A. Payne and S.A. Smith. 2004. Current status of aquatic species biologics. Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association 225:1541-1544.
  4. Walls, E.A., J. Berkson, and S.A. Smith. 2002. The Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus: 200 Million Years of Existence, 100 Years of Study. Reviews in Fisheries Science 10:39-73.
  5. Pasnik, D.J., R. Vemulapalli, S.A. Smith and G.G. Schurig. 2003. A recombinant vaccine expressing a mammalian Mycobacterium sp. antigen is immunostimulatory but not protective in striped bass. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 95:43-52.
  6. Smith, S.A. 2002. Non-lethal clinical techniques used in the diagnosis of fish diseases. Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association. 220:1203-1206
  7. Wolf, J.C. and S.A. Smith. 1999. Comparative severity of experimentally-induced mycobacteriosis in striped bass Morone saxatilis and hybrid tilapia Oreochromis spp. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 38:191-200.
  8. Sangmaneedt, S. and S.A. Smith. 1999. Efficacy of various chemotherapeutic agents on the growth of Spironucleus vortens, an intestinal parasite of the freshwater angelfish. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 38:39-46.
  9. Smith, S.A., K.P. Hughes, and J. Luoma. 2002. Amoebic gill infestation in pallid sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus. Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish Pathol. 22(6):400-402.
  10. Hrubec, T. and S.A. Smith. 1999. Differences between plasma and. serum samples for the evaluation of blood chemistry values in rainbow trout, channel catfish, hybrid tilapias and striped bass. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 11:116-122.
  11. Smith, S.A. 1997. Mycobacterial infections in pet fish. Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine 6:40-45.
  12. Steidinger, K.A., J.M. Burkholder, H.B. Glasgow, C.W. Hobbs, J.K. Garrett, E.W. Truby, E.J. Noga and S.A. Smith. 1996. Pfiesteria piscicida, Gen. et Sp. Nov. (Pfiesteriaceae Fam. Nov.), a new toxic dinoflagellate with a complex life cycle and behavior. Journal of Phycology 32:157-164.