Wild Sheep Disease Research
Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Dr. Kate Huyvaert is the new Rocky Crate D.V.M. & Wild Sheep Foundation Endowed Chair in Wild Sheep Disease Research. Dr. Huyvaert comes to WSU from the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, where she was on the faculty since 2007. Her love of nature and the outdoors emerged from hours spent exploring the creek behind her grandparents’ house where she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned undergraduate degrees in English and Biology, an MSc in Biology at Wake Forest University, and a PhD in Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2004. After graduate school, Kate worked with the CDC and USDA’s National Wildlife Research Center to broaden her perspective and deepen her skillset in vector-borne zoonotic diseases and diseases at the wildlife-domestic animal interface.