Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Residents

Cory Reid Hanks, DVM

PhD Candidate & Resident
Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology


  • 2015
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2011
    Bachelor of Sciences, Biology; Chemistry Minor
    Baylor University
    Waco, TX

Brief Bio

Dr. C. Hanks was born in La Jolla, California, and grew up in a rural area of Southern California, surrounded by agricultural fields and feedlots. He attended college at Baylor University and veterinary school at Louisiana State University. In 2015, he began an anatomic pathology residency at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. When not at work, Dr. Hanks enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking and cooking meat.

Research Interests

  • Infectious Disease
  • Vector-Borne Diseases

Professional Experience

  • 2015 – Present
    Anatomic Pathology Residency
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2015 – Present
    PhD Candidate
    Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association


  1. Crossland, N. A., Hanks, C. R., Ferguson, J. A., Kent, M. L., Sanders, J. L., & Del Piero, F. (2015). First report of Cylicospirura felineus in a feral domestic shorthair cat in North America. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 1(2), 2055116915593964.