Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Thomas E. Toth, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVM

Professor Emeritus
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology


  • 1975
    Major: Immunology
    Minors: Virology and Pathology
    Dissertation: Immune Response of the White Pekin Duck to Viral, Soluble Proteins and Red Blood Cell Antigens
    Cornell University
    Ithica, NY
  • 1960
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, cum laude
    University of Veterinary Science
    Budapest, Hungary

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Microbiologists

Research Interests

  • Avian respiratory diseases
  • Vaccine development using vaccinia virus as a cloning and expression vector
  • Hepatitis Viruses
  • Virus and Toxin Interaction in Parkinson's Diseases Models
  • Optical Fiber Based Instrumentation for Light Microscopic Observations

Professional Experience

  • 1988 – Present
    Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1982 – 1988
    Associate Professor of Virology
    Department of Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1979 – 1982
    Associate Professor
    Department of Veterinary Science
    Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
    South Dakota State University
    Brookings, SD
  • 1974 – 1978
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology
    Syntex Research
    Palo Alto, California
  • 1967 – 1971
    Research Specialist
    Duck Research Laboratory
    Cornell University
    Eastport, L.I., New York
  • 1965 – 1967
    Research Virologist
    Bundesforschungsanstalt fur Viruskrankheiten der Tiere Tubingen
    West Germany
  • 1962 – 1965
    Research Veterinarian
    Phylaxia State Serum Institute
    Budapest, Hungary
  • 1961 – 1962
    State Public Health Institute for the Dairy Industry
    Budapest, Hungary
  • 1960 – 1961
    State Artificial Insemination Station
    Kecskemet, Hungary

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Veterinary Immunologists
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Conference of Research Workers on Animal Diseases
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Sigma Xi