Claire Burbick

Claire Burbick

Associate ProfessorDirector of OperationsBacteriology Section Head 509-335-6044    
  • Interim Immunodiagnostics Section Head, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostics Laboratory
  • Collaborator, Field Disease Investigation Unit, College of Veterinary Medicine


  • PhD, Washington State University, 2014
  • DVM, Washington State University, 2008


  • Board Certified, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists  (Diplomate ACVM) bacteriology/mycology, virology, immunology, 2014

Research Interest

My main research efforts are on topics of importance to clinical microbiology, and include investigation of novel pathogens, antimicrobial susceptibility, and expansion of bacterial identification technologies like MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Currently, I am involved in a project to identify the etiologic agent of abortion/neonatal calf pneumonia, and use of MALDI-TOF MS for identification of fish pathogens.   In addition, I am Director of the Clinical Microbiology Residency Program which is responsible for training new veterinary microbiology specialists.