Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Ben Tham, DVM, Diplomate ACVD

Ben Tham
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


  • 2004
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
    Serdang Selangor, Malaysia

Board Certification

  • 2017
    American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Professional & Research Interests

  • Allergic skin diseases
  • Autoimmune skin diseases

Professional Experience

  • 2016-present
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2013-2016
    Resident, Dermatology
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 2012-2013
    Intern, Dermatology
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 2004-2012
    Associate Veterinarian
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Selected Publications

  1. Tham, H.L., Linder, K.E., Tucker, A., Maggi R., Bizikova, P. Protozoal nodular dermatitis and panniculitis in a Rottweiler puppy caused by Caryospora bigenetica. Vet Dermatol. 2016; 27: 44-48.
  2. Tham, H.L., Jacob, M.E., Bizikova, P. Molecular confirmation of shampoo as the putative source of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-induced postgrooming furunculosis in a dog. Vet Dermatol. 2016; 27: 320-322.
  3. Tham, H.L., Olivry T., Linder, K.E., Bizikova, P. Mucous membrane pemphigoid in dogs: a retrospective study of 16 cases. Vet Dermatol. 2016; 27: 376-382.