Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Kevin Lahmers, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Clinical Associate Professor
Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Education

  • 1998 – 2005
    PhD
    Combined veterinary anatomic pathology residency and PhD program
    Washington State University
  • 1994 – 1998
    DVM
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    The Ohio State University
  • 1990 – 1994
    BS, Animal Science, Summa cum laude
    The Ohio State University

Research Interests

Dr. Lahmers' research is currently focused on the extension of molecular techniques to advance veterinary diagnostics. He is head of molecular diagnostics at Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services. Particular areas of research emphasis include:

  • Next generation sequencing for disease detection and characterization
  • Epidemiology of tick-borne diseases in domestic animals
  • Collaborative research with an interest in food and waterborne disease and cardiovascular disease

Publications

View publications on Dr. Lahmers' Pub Med profile.

Professional Experience

  • 2013 – Present
    Clinical Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
  • 2008 – 2013
    Assistant Professor
    Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
  • 2007 – 2013
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Microbiology and Pathology
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
  • 2005 – 2007
    Assistant Research Professor
    Department of Microbiology and Pathology
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
  • 1998 – 2005
    Resident in Anatomic Pathology
    Pullman, WA

Honors & Awards

  • 2008
    Faculty Excellence Award
    Washington State University
  • 2007
    Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology
    The American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • 1999
    Teaching Assistant Excellence Award
    Graduate and Professional Student Association
    Washington State University
  • 1999
    Kevin and ‘Buns’ Sheehy Award for Teaching Excellence

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Mucosal Immunology
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • American Association of Veterinary Immunologists
  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Phi Zeta