Population Health Sciences Faculty

Frank William Pierson, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACPV

Professor
Biosecurity and Infection Control, Avian Medicine
Department of Population Health Sciences

Education

  • 1993
    PhD, Veterinary Medical Sciences - Avian Medicine / Infectious Diseases
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1984
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1980
    MS, Poultry Science
    Purdue University
  • 1978
    BS, Animal Science, Agricultural Education
    University of Delaware

Board Certification

  • 1994
    Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians

Research Interests

  • Biosecurity / Agroterrorism
  • Hospital Acquired infections
  • Hemorrhagic Enteritis Virus of Turkeys (Siadenovirus)
  • Mutifactorial Production Diseases of Poultry
  • Hepatitis E virus - Avian Models for Human Disease
  • Bioremediation of Foodborne Pathogens
  • Pre-harvest Food Safety

Professional Experience

  • 2011 – Present
    Professor, Biosecurity and Infection Control
    Clinical Specialist: Avian Medicine
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2008 – 2014
    Hospital Director
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2007 – 2008
    Interim Hospital Director
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1999 – 2011
    Associate Professor, Biosecurity and Infection Control
    Clinical Specialist: Avian Medicine
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1993 – 1999
    Assistant Professor, Avian Medicine
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1990 – 1993
    Research Scientist
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1989 – 1990
    Research Associate
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1984 – 1987
    Private Practitioner
    Middletown PA

Professional Memberships

  • Veterinary Infection Control Society
  • American Association of Avian Pathologists
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Poultry Science Association
  • Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases
  • Phi Zeta

Professional Offices Held

  • University Liaison - American Association of Avian Pathologists
  • Secretary, Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases, 2000-present
  • Chair - 71st, 79th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases