Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Stephen A. Smith, MS, DVM, PhD

Stephen A. Smith
Professor
Aquatic Medicine/Fish Health, also Wildlife and Exotic Animal Medicine
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

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 College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1991-present
    Director
    Aquatic Medicine Program
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1997-2002
    Associate Professor
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1991-1997
    Assistant Professor
    Virginia-Maryland 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

Selected Publications

  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.