Kate Huyvaert

Kate Huyvaert

Rocky Crate | Wild Sheep Foundation Endowed ChairProfessor 509-335-6040

Dr. Kate Huyvaert is the Rocky Crate | Wild Sheep Foundation Endowed Chair for Wild Sheep Disease Research. While Dr. Huyvaert’s research focus is on wildlife disease ecology, she and her lab group apply both field and laboratory techniques to questions about pathogens and parasites at the interfaces between domestic animals, wildlife, and humans. Kate has a keen interest in applying knowledge from her work to conserve the world’s biodiversity.

Affiliate or Adjunct Appointments

  • Affiliate, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory


  • PhD, University of Missouri St. Louis, 2004
  • MSc, Wake Forest University, 1999

Research Interest

  • Respiratory disease in wild sheep
  • Infectious disease ecology
  • Wildlife population health


Professional Service

  • Editor, Special Features, American Ornithological Society

Honors and Awards

  • Rocky Crate DVM & Wild Sheep Foundation Endowed Chair, 2021-present
  • Fellow, American Ornithological Society