DPHS
DPHS Departments VA-MD Vet Med

DPHS Faculty

Frank William Pierson

Frank William Pierson, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACPV

Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Professor
Biosecurity and Infection Control, Avian Medicine
 
e-mail: pierson@vt.edu


Education

1993 PhD, Veterinary Medical Sciences - Avian Medicine / Infectious Diseases
Virginia Tech
1984 DVM
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
1980 MS, Poultry Science
Purdue University
1978 BS, Animal Science, Agricultural Education
University of Delaware

Board Certification

1994 Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians

Research Interests

  • Biosecurity / Agroterrorism
  • Hospital Acquired infections
  • Hemorrhagic Enteritis Virus of Turkeys (Siadenovirus)
  • Mutifactorial Production Diseases of Poultry
  • Hepatitis E virus - Avian Models for Human Disease
  • Bioremediation of Foodborne Pathogens
  • Pre-harvest Food Safety

Professional Experience

2008-present Hospital Director
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Virginia Tech
2011-present Professor, Biosecurity and Infection Control
Clinical Specialist: Avian Medicine
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
2007-2008 Interim Hospital Director
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Virginia Tech
1999-2011 Associate Professor, Biosecurity and Infection Control
Clinical Specialist: Avian Medicine
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
1993-1999 Assistant Professor, Avian Medicine
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
1990-1993 Research Scientist
Virginia Tech
1989-1990 Research Associate
Virginia Tech
1984-1987 Private Practitioner
Middletown PA

Professional Memberships

  • Veterinary Infection Control Society
  • American Association of Avian Pathologists
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Poultry Science Association
  • Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases
  • Phi Zeta

Professional Offices Held

  • University Liaison - American Association of Avian Pathologists
  • Secretary, Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases, 2000-present
  • Chair - 71st, 79th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases