Speaker Bios
Name: Dr. Michael Lappin
Affiliation: DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SA Internal Medicine)
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Dr. Lappin graduated from Oklahoma State University and then completed an internship, internal medicine residency, and PhD program in Parasitology at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Lappin is the Kenneth W. Smith Professor in Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University, is the director of the “Center for Companion Animal Studies” and he helps direct the shelter medicine program.  He is the chair of the WSAVA One Health Committee. The Center is housed in the Translational Medicine Institute at CSU.   His principal areas of interest are prevention of infectious diseases, the upper respiratory disease complex, infectious causes of fever, infectious causes of diarrhea, zoonoses, and nutritional management of internal medicine problems, including the use of probiotics.  His research group has published over 350 primary papers or book chapters concerning small animal infectious diseases.  Awards include the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, NAVC Small Animal Speaker of the Year, the European Society of Feline Medicine International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Feline Medicine, the Winn Feline Research Award, the ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence, the WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award, and the AVMA Clinical Research Award.