Population Health Sciences Faculty

Jennifer L. Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVM

Professor
Microbiology
Department of Population Health Sciences
Associate Dean for Professional Programs

Education

  • 1991
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
  • 1982
    Bachelor of Veterinary Science (HonsII)
    University of Sydney
    Sydney, Australia

Board Certification

  • 1995
    Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)
  • 1993
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Bacteriology/Immunology)

Research Interests

  • Equine Respiratory Disease; (particularly Lower Airway Inflammation in young performance horses)
  • Infectious Diseases including Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis and Borna Disease virus; (particularly characterisation and cloning of the haemolysin of Moraxella bovis)
  • Anthelminthic Resistance of Cyathostomins of Horses.
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in horses.

Professional Experience

  • June 2014 – Present
    Professor
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • June 2013 – June 2014
    Associate Professor
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • July 2007 – June 2013
    Associate Professor
    Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • July 2007 – Oct. 2008
    Acting Director
    Teaching & Research Animal Care Support Service (TRACSS)
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • Jan. 2006 – July 2007
    Associate Dean; Learning and Teaching
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Sydney
    Sydney, Australia
  • Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2005
    SubDean; Learning and Teaching
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Sydney
    Sydney, Australia
  • Jan. 2004 – July 2007
    Associate Professor
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Sydney
    Sydney, Australia
  • 1998 – 2004
    Senior Lecturer
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Sydney
    Sydney, Australia
  • 2002 – Present
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer
    University of Glasgow Veterinary School
    University of Glasgow
    Glasgow, UK
  • July – Dec. 2000
    Visiting Senior Scientist
    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
    University of Edinburgh, UK
  • July – Dec. 2000
    Visiting Senior Scientist
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Glasgow, UK
  • 1994 – 2001
    Head of Diagnostic Services
    University Veterinary Centre Camden
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Sydney
  • Feb. – July 1996
    Visiting Scientist
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Pretoria
    Onderstepoort, Republic of South Africa
  • Nov. 1995 – Feb. 1996
    Consultant to Diagnostic Laboratory and Visiting Scientist
    Equine Centre, Animal Health Trust
    United Kingdom
  • 1991 – 1998
    Lecturer
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Sydney
  • 1991
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
    Washington State University
  • 1990 – 1991
    Instructor
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
    Washington State University
  • 1985 – 1990
    PhD candidate (NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship)
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
    Washington State University
  • 1984 – 1985
    Associate in Research
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
    Washington State University
  • 1983
    Intern in Veterinary Pathology
    Department of Veterinary Pathology
    University of Sydney
  • 1982 – 1983
    Veterinary Practioner (part-time)
    Western Suburbs Animal Hospital
    Sydney, Australia

Teaching Awards & Distinctions

  • 2007
    Presenter of the 2007 Occasional (Commencement) Address at the Graduation Ceremony for the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney
    First woman invited to present this address in the 98 year history of the Faculty of Veterinary Science
  • 2006
    Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching (CAAUT)
  • 2005
    Grace Mary Mitchell Award for Outstanding Teaching Award (student nominated) in the Faculty of Veterinary Science
    University of Sydney
  • 2004
    Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2004
    Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching
    University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Phi Zeta, Veterinary Honour Society, 1989 – present
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honour Society, 1989 – present
  • Australian Society for Microbiology, 1991 – present
  • Australian Veterinary Association, 1991 – present
  • American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, 1993 – present
  • Comparative Respiratory Society, 1999 – present
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, 2007 – present
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society), 2008 – present