Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD

Professor Pathology/Genetics
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Education

  • 1979
    Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Medicine
    Cornell University
  • 1976
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Texas A&M University
  • 1975
    Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Medicine
    Texas A&M University

Research Interests

  • Genetics of domesticated animals
  • Coat color genetics
  • Conservation of rare breeds of livestock
  • Diagnostic pathology
  • Reproductive pathology

Professional Experience

  • 1992-Present
    Professor
    Department of Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1986-1992
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1981-1986
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pathobiology & Public Practice
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • AVMA
  • VVMA
  • The Livestock Conservancy, Technical Programs Director

Selected Publications

  1. Sponenberg, D.P., A. Martin, J. Beranger. Managing Breeds for a Secure Future, Strategies for Breeders and Breed Associations. Second Edition. 5M Publishing. Sheffield, UK. 288 pages. 2017.
  2. Sponenberg, D.P., R. R. Bellone. Equine Color Genetics 4th Edition. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. 237 pages. 2017.
  3. Sponenberg, D.P., D. Davis, J. Beranger. Bovinos Criollos de los Estados Unidos (Criollo Cattle of the United States). in: Perezgrovas, R. Catálogo de los Bovinos Criollos de México: Razas Locales y Sistemas Empéricos de Manejo. Volumen XV Colección “Boca de Monte”. Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas. San Cristobal de las Casas, 2018.
  4. Sponenberg, D.P., J. Quiroz. Definición de Razas Locales Primer Paso en su Conservación (Definition of Local Breeds the First Step in their Conservation) Actas Iberoamericanas de Conservación Animal. 10: 74-77. 2017.
  5. Sevane, N.. Cortés, O., L.T. Gama, A. Martínez, P. Zaragoza, M. Amills, D.O. Bedotti, C. Bruno de Sousa, J. Cañon, S. Dunner, C. Ginja, M.R. Lanari, V. Landi, Sponenberg, D.P., J.V. Delgado and the BioGoat Consortium. Dissection of the Iberian and African genetic contributions to Creole goat populations. Animal doi:10.1017/S1751731117003627. 2018.
  6. Sponenberg, D.P., J. Beranger, A.M. Martin, C.R. Couch. Conservation of Rare and Local Breeds of Livestock and Poultry. Scientific and Technical Review 37(1) April 2018. in press.